diversity & inclusivity

November’s Diversity and Inclusivity Book Club Pick: The Deepest Well

UPDATE: The Deepest Well is now available to borrow from the LSUHSC Library. (One electronic copy available at a time.)

“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

This month the Diversity and Inclusivity Book Club, hosted by the School of Public Health’s Diversity and Inclusivity Committee, will discuss The Deepest Well: Healing The Long-Term Effects Of Childhood Adversity by Nadine Burke Harris as its November read.

The Book Club will discuss The Deepest Well on Zoom on Wednesday, November 18th at 12pm.

For more about the Diversity and Inclusivity Book Club, including information on next month’s Book Club pick and meeting time, email sphdiversity@lsuhsc.edu.

October’s Diversity and Inclusivity Book Club Pick: Pushout

“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

This month the Diversity and Inclusivity Book Club, hosted by the School of Public Health’s Diversity and Inclusivity Committee, will discuss Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools by Monique W. Morris as its October read.

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.”

The Book Club will discuss Pushout on Zoom on Wednesday, October 14th at 12pm. If you’d like to read and take part in the event, the Library provides access to an eBook version through EBSCO, with unlimited users at a time.

For more about the Diversity and Inclusivity Book Club, including information on next month’s Book Club pick and meeting time, visit the Committee’s page on the School of Public Health Website or email sphdiversity@lsuhsc.edu.

September’s Diversity and Inclusivity Book Club Pick: Diversity Visibility

“I am living in a time where disabled people are more visible than ever before. And yet while representation is exciting and important, it is not enough. I want and expect more. We all should expect more. We all deserve more.” – Alice Wong, Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century

This month the Diversity and Inclusivity Book Club, hosted by the School of Public Health’s Diversity and Inclusivity Committee, discussed Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century edited by Alice Wong as its September read.

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.

Although the discussion may have ended, your access to Diversity Visibility hasn’t. The library provides access to an eBook version through EBSCO, with a limit to one user at a time.

For more about the Diversity and Inclusivity Book Club, including information on next month’s Book Club pick and meeting time, visit the Committee’s page on the School of Public Health Website or email sphdiversity@lsuhsc.edu.