Racial Equity Reading Group
NEXT MEETING will be Wednesday, January 27, 2021, online
To join please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Non-physicians are welcome!
You’re invited! SF Bay PSR has launched an informal reading and discussion group to learn more about issues of racial equity, particularly as they relate to the fields of public health and medicine. We read a different book every 4-6 weeks, followed by a 90-minute discussion on Zoom. This online, drop-in group is open to anyone (not just physicians) seeking to deepen their personal understanding of issues related to systemic racism and strengthen their commitment toward creating a more just, equitable, and healthy world.
The conversations will be co-facilitated by SF Bay PSR Board Member Dr. Sarah Coates.
Wednesday, January 27, 2021: Articles for discussion will be posted soon.
Books for future discussions include:
- Medical Bondage: Race, Gender, and the Origins of American Gynecology, by Deirdre Cooper Owens
- How to Be an Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi
- Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment Is Killing America’s Heartland, by Jonathan M. Metz
Past discussions covered the following:
- “Racial bias in pain assessment and treatment recommendations, and false beliefs about biological differences between blacks and whites,” Hoffman et al. PMID 27044069
- “The Myth of Innate Racial Differences Between White and Black People’s Bodies: Lessons From the 1793 Yellow Fever Epidemic in Philadelphia,” Pennsylvania. Hogarth. PMID 31415198
- “Hidden in Plain Sight — Reconsidering the Use of Race Correction in Clinical Algorithms,” Vyas et al. PMID 32853499
Please consider purchasing books from your LOCAL BOOKSTORE to help protect creative diversity, or via Bookshop.org which gives a percentage of every sale back to independent bookstores. Some books are available directly from the publisher.