Black History Month 2022

February marks Black History Month. Across Penn Medicine, we are recognizing Black history and the contributions of Black Americans. Throughout the month, we’ll share opportunities to get involved. Today, we want to highlight a few upcoming events here at HUP, Penn, and across Philadelphia.

At HUP, we will be hosting pop-ups featuring local Black-owned small businesses this Friday, Feb. 4 and next Friday, Feb. 11.  

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Founders 2 Cafeteria:

  • Grandma Sheila Handmade Crocheted Blankets.
  • Yazzies Yummies Cupcakes – prepackaged homemade cupcakes.

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Pavilion Cafeteria:

  • Bea Natural – shea butter products.
  • Honey Accessories – jewelry, handbags, and other accessories.

At the Penn Museum, virtual events are occurring throughout the month:

Award-winning journalist and founder of Black History Untold, Sofiya Ballin, will present a series exploring representation and stewardship.

  • When: Thursday, Feb. 10 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Click here to learn more and register.

The Between the Lines Book Club will meet to discuss My Lord What a Morning: An Autobiography by Marian Anderson, a book about a South Philadelphia native who went on to become the first African American to perform at the Metropolitan Opera.

  • When: Feb. 7, 21, and 28 from 6 to 7 p.m.
  • Click here to learn more.  

Events are occurring throughout Philadelphia all month long. 

Click here to read more about a wide variety of events.

Thursday, February 17, 2022
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

"A New Paradigm for Building Diversity in Surgery and Healthcare"

Welcome Edward Barksdale Jr, M.D., Surgeon-in-Chief, Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital / University Hospitals, Case Western Reserve School of Medicine.

Edward Barksdale

Join us on Thursday, February 17, 2022 during Grand Rounds as our Diversity Equity Inclusion and Ralston Visiting Professor.  The Grand Rounds will be held as a hybrid event: in-person with masks required, as well as a virtual link available..
The virtual Grand Rounds meeting information will be sent as a calendar invite and is also copied below. Please be sure to mute your mic upon entering the virtual space.  The schedule will run as follows:

6:30 to 8:30 a.m. Keynote Address: A New Paradigm for Building Diversity in Surgery and Healthcare, Gaulton Auditorium, Biomedical Research Building (directions attached)

8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Resident Journal Club: The Journey of 1,000 Miles: Career & Leadership Development in Surgery, Stemmler Hall 416/417


Wednesday, March 9, 2022

5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Denise V. Rodgers, MD, FAAFP

"The Impact of Social Determinants on Health Outcomes"

Denise Rodgers

Vice Chancellor for interprofessional programs at Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, RBHS Chair in Interprofessional Education at Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health.

Richard Wender, MD, Professor & Chair of Family Medicine & Community Health


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