During the Anti-Racism Tea held earlier this summer on June 19th, attendees voiced a need for a space to get together and learn more about how each of them could educate themselves and one another on how to be anti-racist in their communities. In response, Hirsh Health Sciences Library is launching our first ever Anti-Racism Reading Group!

The first session will be held on Friday, October 23 from 12pm – 1pm. The purpose and goals of the reading group will change over time based on needs. However, this first reading group session hopes to foster an interdisciplinary dialogue in acknowledging the problem and understanding the impact of specifically anti-Black racism in the health sciences. While this will be geared for those in the health sciences, anyone is welcome to attend and participate in the dialogue.

To prepare, please choose a reading from your own discipline. If you would like, you can choose an additional reading from another discipline (this is optional). You can find the reading list here.

Registration is now open! A Zoom invitation will be sent out to the email you registered with one hour before the event begins. We will also send out a copy of the community guidelines for the discussion closer to the event date.

We hope this will be an empowering space of learning and unlearning that will catalyze change in your respective departments, disciplines, and fields. We’re excited to see you all there!

Post contributed by Christina Heinrich, Andrea Kang, and Amanda Nevius


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