Racial Equity Reading Group
Next discussions on Wednesdays, March 3, April 14, May 19, June 30, September 30, November 17
7:00 pm PT, online
To join please email email@example.com.
All are welcome (not just health professionals).
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 or articles every 4-6 weeks, followed by a 60–90-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, and in April and May, by Dr. Marjaneh Moini.
Our March and April discussions will cover environmental injustice and environmental racism in a two-part series.
MARCH 3: PART 1:
- Lancet Planetary Health: Environmental racism: time to tackle social injustice
- American Journal of Public Health: Bridging Climate, Health, and Equity: A Growing Imperative
- Nature: How environmental racism fuels pandemics, by Harriet A. Washington
- Podcast: How to Save a Planet: Black Lives Matter and the Climate: Black Lives Matter is the largest movement in US history, and it’s had environmental justice as part of its policy platform from the start. In today’s show, Alex and Ayana talk about why the fight for racial justice is critical to saving the planet and what the broader climate movement can learn from the Black Lives Matter movement.
APRIL 14: PART 2:
Book: Toxic Communities: Environmental Racism, Industrial Pollution, and Residential Mobility, by Dorceta E. Taylor, New York University Press
Please consider purchasing books directly from the publisher or from your LOCAL BOOKSTORE to help protect creative diversity, or via Bookshop.org which gives a percentage of every sale back to independent bookstores.
Past discussions covered the following:
January 2021: Articles on trustworthiness before trust and Black communitys’ vaccine hesitancy
- Annals of Internal Medicine: Attitudes Toward a Potential SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine: A Survey of US Adults
- New Yorker: African-American Resistance to the COVID-19 Vaccine Reflects a Broader Problem
- CDC: The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ Ethical Principles for Allocating Initial Supplies of COVID-19 Vaccine — United States, 2020
- NEJM: Trustworthiness before Trust – Covid-19 Vaccine Trials and the Black Community
- 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