Reads Program

The Reads Program is designed to provide faculty and staff with the opportunity to review and discuss readings pertaining to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. Each year a new book will be selected and collectively read to examine the ways faculty and staff can work to make the Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine more inclusive. ALL faculty, staff, and trainees are welcome!

AY23 Reads Program Selection: Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City provides insights into the intersections between structural racism, low/no income, & housing insecurity faced by many of BMC’s patients.

Program Description:

  • The book will be discussed in 3 sections 2x per academic year
  • All meeting dates will be held virtually
    • Register here for the Fall Dates (Wednesdays from 12 pm-1 pm)
      • September 21st (Part 1 – Chapters 1-7)
      • October 27th (Part 2 – Chapters 8-11)
      • December 8th (Part 3 – Chapters 12-15)

Prior book selections:

AY22: Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present by Harriet A. Washington.

AY21: So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo