The Diversity Doctor, Stacie Walton, MD MPH provides Racial Healing Circles in Sacramento for youth and young adults.
The Circle: "Lets Talk Race"
Six (6) week program focused on students and their adult sponsors learning about:
While in the circle, participants share their stories, deepen their listening skills, and dream and plan for a racially just world. The circle process promotes openness and helps develop trust.
By educating others, participants gain an understanding of the significance of inter-sectionality and how to engage in root cause analysis; all while dreaming and planning for a racially just world.
The learning occurs in the context of a racial healing circle. The circle it self promotes equity, and openness.
Peer Teaching Workshops:
A weekend long program provided at the end of each (6) week program, where students become co-keepers of racial healing circles at their respective schools or organizations. This training develops a core of students to both convene and run healing circles ensuring that the program is sustainable.
Community family engagement:
Youth/young adult participants will host a free Fair to highlight an aspect ofRacial Healing for family, fellow classmates, and the community to be held June 2023, more details coming soon!
Dr. Stacie Walton, MD MPH, recently retired from a large HMO, as a clinical Pediatrician serving in the roles of both Diversity Champion and Communication Consultant, Stacie L Walton MD, MPH and has been a medical consultant for healthcare providers and institutions for over 25 years.
She has provided Grand Rounds, lectures, interactive workshops, and facilitated conferences on cultural competence for healthcare providers at all levels of their training in multiple venues across the United States, including Puerto Rico. When she is not speaking in front of students and educators, she can be found facilitating Racial Healing Circles in the Sacramento area with a program called Coming to the
Table, administered by Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth, an organization in the Bay area.
She trained in the circle process at the National Gathering of Coming to the Table in 2018 and has completed courses in the Circle Process from Eastern Mennonite University as well as the STAR program, Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience from the same university. She has participated in a Train the Trainers for Restorative Justice here in the Bay area. She teaches Racial Healing Classes and her cultural competency themes highlight the impact of Implicit Bias and Privilege in patient interactions and health outcomes and highlight strategies for decreasing hidden biases in both personal and professional settings.
After attending Stanford University, majoring in Cultural Anthropology, she attained her medical degree from Columbia University, Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City. She trained at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and later received her MPH from the University of California at Berkeley.