diversity & inclusivity

October’s Diversity and Inclusivity Book Club Pick

“I’m fundamentally a hopeful person, because I know that decisions made the world as it is and that better decisions can change it. Nothing about our situation is inevitable or immutable, but you can’t solve a problem with the consciousness that created it.”  – Heather McGhee, The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together 

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.

The Book Club will discuss The Sum of Us on Zoom on Wednesday, October 13th 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 a limit of 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, email sphdiversity@lsuhsc.edu.

July’s Diversity and Inclusivity Book Club Pick

“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 Book Club will discuss We Still Here on Zoom on Wednesday, July 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 a limit of 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, email sphdiversity@lsuhsc.edu.

April’s Diversity and Inclusivity Book Club Pick

“The vigorous effort by many public figures, governments, and everyday citizens of the world to ignore climate change has forced storytellers to confront some dark forces in human nature. Namely, our greed, our stubbornness, our willingness to get ahead personally no matter the steep collective cost.”  – John Freeman, Tales of Two Planets: Stories of Climate Change and Inequality in a Divided World 

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.

The Book Club will discuss Tales of Two Planets on Zoom on Wednesday, April 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 a limit of 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, email sphdiversity@lsuhsc.edu.

March’s Diversity and Inclusivity Book Club Pick: Solito, Solita

“All of the stories (and mine) share a similar creation myth, yet we are much more than refugees, than child migrants, than people who have experienced trauma.”  – Javier Zamora, Solito, Solita: Crossing Borders with Youth Refugees From Central America 

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.

The Book Club will discuss Solito, Solita on Zoom on Wednesday, March 10th 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, email sphdiversity@lsuhsc.edu.

February’s Diversity and Inclusivity Book Club Pick: Data Feminism

“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 discuss Data Feminism by Catherine D’Ignazio and Lauren F. Klein as its February read.

The Book Club will discuss Data Feminism on Zoom on Wednesday, February 10th 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, email sphdiversity@lsuhsc.edu.

January’s Diversity and Inclusivity Book Club Pick: Food in Cuba

“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 discuss Food in Cuba: the Pursuit of a Decent Meal by Hanna Garth as its January read.

The Book Club will discuss Food in Cuba on Zoom on Wednesday, January 13th 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 electronic copies available. 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.

December’s Diversity and Inclusivity Book Club Pick: Our Women on the Ground

“Arab and Middle Eastern women aren’t heard enough in this space. But they’re living and breathing the region, reporting on it from the front lines in Sana’a and Mosul and from Riyadh and Cairo—even from their living rooms in Raqqa.” – Zahra Hankir, Our Women on the Ground: Essays by Arab Women Reporting from the Arab World

This month the Diversity and Inclusivity Book Club, hosted by the School of Public Health’s Diversity and Inclusivity Committee, will discuss Our Women on the Ground: Essays by Arab Women Reporting from the Arab Worldedited by Zahra Hankir, as its December read.

The Book Club will discuss Our Women on the Ground on Zoom on Wednesday, December 9th at 12pm.

If you’d like to read the book or take part in the event, the Library provides access to an eBook version through EBSCO, with 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, email sphdiversity@lsuhsc.edu.

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.