URU The Right To Be, Inc. is the presenter of Changing the Face of Medicine Initiative. Changing The Face of Medicine Initiative entails a groundbreaking multimedia project that includes: an educational tour, a biographical photo-essay book and a documentary film. This initiative celebrates the history and current status of Black women in medicine, while designing diversity and inclusion solutions to change outcomes for the future.
Comprised of a documentary film, a book of biographical photo-essays and a National Educational Initiative, Changing the Face of Medicine brings a crucial message to a diverse audience. Built from the achievements, intelligence, and grace of over 100 Black women doctors, audiences interact with compelling video footage, photography and educational programming cultivated through the lens of producer and director, Crystal Emery. Changing the Face of Medicine tells the stories of Black women doctors by following their journeys from inequality to excellence. By introducing their stories to the greater medical community and our society at large, Changing the Face of Medicine will act as an agent of social change and inspire a new generation of doctors of all races and genders.
The project and has been described by Filmmaker Bill Duke as an “educational and artistic tour de force.”
URU The Right To Be, Inc., a 501c3, celebrated 20 years of service in 2015. It continues to foster communication and understanding among diverse racial, social and economic groups about the issues affecting the groups and the community by using arts to demonstrate that such communication and understanding is possible. Our goal for Changing The Face of Medicine is to increase the percentage of African American physicians in the United States from 4% in 2016 to 7% by 2030. Changing the Face of Medicine is designed to have a substantial impact in minority communities and seeks to build a legacy for increasing access to health care in the United States.