This month the Diversity and Inclusivity Book Club, hosted by the School of Public Health’s Diversity and Inclusivity Committee, will discuss The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together edited by Heather McGhee as its October read.
“This moment cannot be examined purely through the lens of medicine or ‘hard’ science. We must also look to history, social science, journalism, and other ways of investigating the world. Like any other phenomenon, Covid-19 must be examined within the proper social, cultural, political, and economic context. This doesn’t just satisfy an abstract academic curiosity. It helps us to understand where we are, how we got here, and hoe we can arrive at transformative solutions.” – Marc Lamont Hill, We Still Here: Pandemic, Policing, Protest, and Possibility
This month the Diversity and Inclusivity Book Club, hosted by the School of Public Health’s Diversity and Inclusivity Committee, will discuss We Still Here: Pandemic, Policing, Protest, and Possibility edited by Marc Lamont Hill as its July read.
“The truth is that for centuries tens of millions of people around the world have been unnecessarily scorned, isolated, and imprisoned. Fear of leprosy has largely been fear of the unknown, inflamed by biblical depictions of the disease as God’s way of punishing sinners by condemning them to a life of suffering and scorn.” – Pam Fessler, Carville’s Cure: Leprosy, Stigma, and the Fight for Justice
This month the Diversity and Inclusivity Book Club, hosted by the School of Public Health’s Diversity and Inclusivity Committee, will discuss Carville’s Cure: Leprosy, Stigma, and the Fight for Justice by Pam Fessler as its May read.
In a special event, the Book Club will discuss Carville’s Cure on Zoom with Pam Fessler as a special guest on Wednesday, May 5th at 12pm. To attend, please register on Zoom. If you’d like to read and take part in the event, the Library has purchased a physical copy of the book, which is available for checkout.
For more about the Diversity and Inclusivity Book Club, including information on next month’s Book Club pick and meeting time, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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This month the Diversity and Inclusivity Book Club, hosted by the School of Public Health’s Diversity and Inclusivity Committee, will discuss Tales of Two Planets: Stories of Climate Change and Inequality in a Divided World edited by John Freeman as its April read.
This month the Diversity and Inclusivity Book Club, hosted by the School of Public Health’s Diversity and Inclusivity Committee, will discuss Solito, Solita: Crossing Borders with Youth Refugees From Central America edited by Steven Mayers and Jonathan Freedman as its March read.
“Underlying data feminism is a belief in and commitment to co-liberation: the idea that oppressive systems of power harm all of us, that they undermine the quality and validity of our work, and that they hinder us from creating true and lasting social impact with data science.” – Catherine D’Ignazio and Lauren F. Klein, Data Feminism
This month the Diversity and Inclusivity Book Club, hosted by the School of Public Health’s Diversity and Inclusivity Committee, will discussData Feminismby Catherine D’Ignazio and Lauren F. Kleinas its February read.
“In Cuba, as acquisition has become more difficult, the economic aspect of food acquisition is deeply connected to intimate forms of sociality and the ways in which people negotiate their social position.” – Hanna Garth,Food in Cuba: the Pursuit of a Decent Meal
This month the Diversity and Inclusivity Book Club, hosted by the School of Public Health’s Diversity and Inclusivity Committee, will discussFood in Cuba: the Pursuit of a Decent Mealby Hanna Garthas its January read.
“Childhood adversity is a story we think we know. Children have faced trauma and stress in the form of abuse, neglect, violence, and fear since God was a boy. Parents have been getting trashed, getting arrested, and getting divorced for almost as long. The people who are smart and strong enough are able to rise above the past and triumph through the force of their own will and resilience. Or are they?” – Nadine Burke Harris,The Deepest Well: Healing The Long-Term Effects Of Childhood Adversity
“The struggle is real. Yet when girls strike back against this fatigue, society casts them as deviant—as disruptive to the order of a (supposedly race- and gender-neutral) social structure without consideration of what might be fueling their agitation.” – Monique W. Morris, Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools
As described by its publisher, Pushout “chronicles the experiences of Black girls across the country” and exposes the ways in which the education system in the US fails these young girls “whose intricate lives are misunderstood, highly judged—by teachers, administrators, and the justice system—and degraded by the very institutions charged with helping them flourish.”
Disability Visibility is a collection of essays by disabled people, written in part for the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Disability Visibility provides readers a chance to hear a wide-range of first-hand stories about living with disabilities in the modern era.
Do patients have rights to revenue streams should their tissue hold value for biomedical research? Science Journal’s Policy Forum discusses the ethics of tissue research as examined in Rebecca Skloot’s book?áthe Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, which was LSUHSC’s first book club selection ealier this year. Physician-investigators weigh in on property rights in human tissue and investigators’ obligations to individuals from whom they seek tissue for research.
Full citation: Science 6 July 2012:
Vol. 337 no. 6090 pp. 37-38 DOI: 10.1126/science.1216888?á(barcode & PIN?árequired?áoff campus)
POLICY FORUM -?áRESEARCH ETHICS
Paying Patients for Their Tissue: The Legacy of Henrietta Lacks
Robert D. Truog -?áChildren’s Hospital Boston, Boston, MA 02115, USA,?áAaron S. Kesselheim?áBrigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA 02120, USA, Steven Joffe -?áDana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA 02115, USA.
The Book Club will gather on Monday, May 7th from 12:15pm to 1:45pm in MEB Lecture Room 4 for a ÔÇ£brown bagÔÇØ discussion of the book and its relevance for the work we all do. A distinguished panel featuring Drs. Corey Hebert, Cassandra Youmans, and John Estrada will lead this important discussion.
Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor, black tobacco farmer whose cellsÔÇötaken without her knowledge in 1951ÔÇöbecame one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, in vitro fertilization, and more. HenriettaÔÇÖs cells have been bought and sold by the billions, yet she remains virtually unknown, and her family canÔÇÖt afford health insurance.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks(Broadway Paperbacks 2011), by Rebecca Skloot, is an enjoyable read that delves into issues of health care disparities and medical ethics. An award winning piece of non-fiction, this book was featured on over 60 criticsÔÇÖ best of the year lists and was awarded the 2010 Wellcome Trust Book Prize, the American Association for the Advancement of ScienceÔÇÖs Award for Excellence in Science Writing, the 2011 Audie Award for Best Nonfiction Audiobook, and a Medical JournalistsÔÇÖ Association Open Book Award.