The Wise Build Bridges While the Foolish Build Barriers": Another Lesson From the Black Panther

The purpose of this workshop is to provide a toolbox of techniques for speaking up against bias and stereotypes in the workplace. Facilitators will provide ground rules for safety and an informal discussion on several techniques for speaking up. Participants will break out into small groups to role-play various common scenarios that have biases/stereotypes. Afterwards, groups, will reflect on these scenarios and how they impact the workplace. Participants will have opportunities to practice one or more of the techniques.

(ADIEM and Simulation Academy Sponsored)

All times listed in Central Time


  9:00 AM –   9:20 AMIntroduction of the Moderators and Nomenclature
  9:30 AM –   9:50 AM Breakout Rooms: Experiencing Microaggressions
  9:50 AM – 10:00 AMBreak
10:00 AM – 10:30 AMPresentation on Six Techniques to Speak Up
10:30 AM – 11:00 AMBreakout Rooms: Practice Speaking Up
11:00 AM – 11:10 AMBreak
11:10 AM – 11:50 AMBreakout Rooms: Exploring the Impact of Stereotypes and Biases in Academic Medicine
11:50 AM – 12:00 PMBreak
12:00 P– 12:45 PMBreakout Rooms: Reactions to Being Exposed to Stereotypes and Biases
12:45 P–   1:00 PMWrap Up


  • Cassandra Kim Bradby, MD


    Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University

    I am a proud graduate of Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN. From there, the match brought me to SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn, NY, where I served as the chief resident of education. Since 2014, I have served as assistant professor of emergency medicine at Vidant Medical Center and East Carolina University and now serve as the residency program director after four years in the role of associate program director. I have been involved with diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts throughout my seven years in North Carolina, as the vice chair for diversity and inclusion for my department, as well as the chair of the vice chairs for diversity and inclusion for East Carolina University (ECU) Brody School of Medicine. I also serve as the faculty advisor for the ECU chapter of the Student Medical Association and the chair of the GME Committee for Diversity and Inclusion at Vidant Medical Center. Through SAEM, I have been involved with the Membership Committee, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, the Academy for Women in Academic Emergency Medicine (AWAEM), and the Academy for Diversity and Inclusion in Emergency Medicine (ADIEM) as a member-at-large, faculty advisor for the Social Media Committee, and the current secretary-treasurer. I hope to continue to work with the ADIEM Executive Committee going forward to continue our momentum in creating education across emergency medicine on DEI and collaborating with other organizations."

    Dr. Cassandra Bradby is an EM physician and Assistant Professor at Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. As a graduate of Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN, she has dedicated her career to improving diversity and inclusion in medicine through mentoring and education. After finishing up as the Education Chief Resident at SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn, NY, Dr. Bradby headed back south to Greenville, NC where she now serves as the Residency Program Director and Vice Chair for Diversity and Inclusion for the Department of Emergency Medicine at Vidant Medical Center.

Event Information

May 11, 2021 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (Central Daylight Time)