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Anti-Racism Resource Guide

Disclaimer: This is intended for use as a resource guide. Departments and Libraries throughout Tufts University have made or are planning to make respective statements separate from this guide.

About

An elephant reading a book beside the words, "Anti-Racism Reading Group interdisciplinary and compassionate space for the Tufts community to learn, unlearn, and identify actions in the health sciences. Organized and moderated by Hirsh Health Sciences Library."

  • Open to all current Tufts University students, staff, and faculty, as well as Tufts Medical Center and affiliated hospitals faculty and staff.
  • All meetings held virtually on Zoom.
  • Meetings are not recorded.
  • All selected readings are free or freely available to those with a Tufts affiliation.

Summer Reading Series

Join us for a special Summer Reading Series.

Through a series of three meetings held the second Friday of each summer month, we will learn, unlearn, and be inspired to take actions through our discussion of this book:

June 11th, noon to 1pm EST
July 9th, noon to 1pm EST
  • Discussing: Chapter 3 and Chapter 4
  • Register here
  • Discussion questions (coming soon)
August 13th, noon to 1pm EST
  • Discussing: Chapter 5, Chapter 6, and the Conclusion
  • Register here
  • Discussion questions (coming soon)

All meetings held virtually on Zoom and are not recorded.

Come to whichever sessions you wish. For example, you are welcome to join us in August, even if you did not in the previous months. You are also welcome to join us in June, even if you cannot in the following months.

Please contact us using the "Need Help?" box to the right if you experience any difficulty accessing the full-text of the reading for free.

Community Guidelines

We follow these Community Guidelines in each of our reading group meetings:
  • I recognize that we must strive to overcome historical and divisive biases, such as racism and sexism in our society.
  • I acknowledge that we are all systemically taught misinformation about our own groups and group members.
  • I acknowledge that everyone is at a different stage in their learning and unlearning.
  • I will respect others by listening without interruptions (this does not mean that a problematic statement should not be addressed).
  • I share the space by reflecting on whether I am taking up too much space and giving enough silence for others to speak up.
  • I agree to use “I” statements.
  • I will not tokenize statements made by BIPOC folks.
  • I will assume good intentions, while also owning that good intentions sometimes produce a negative impact.
  • I will seek first to understand, then to be understood.
  • I acknowledge that what is a safe space for me is not necessarily a safe space for others.
     

Past Readings & Discussion Questions

Friday, May 21st, 2021, noon to 1pm EST

Reading & Discussion Questions - at this meeting we read a scholarly article focusing on issues with data collection for the Asian diaspora in celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. 

Friday, April 23rd, 2021, noon to 1pm EST

Reading & Discussion Questions - at this meeting we all read the same reading, a scholarly article regarding dismantling institutional racism.

Friday, February 19th, 2021, noon to 1pm EST

Reading & Discussion Questions - at this meeting we all read the same reading, a scholarly article regarding the broad topic of racism and health care.

Friday, October 23rd, 2020, noon to 1pm EST

Readings & Discussion Questions - at this meeting we read different readings based on our discipline.

Sign Up for Reminder Emails

Would you like to sign up to receive an email when registration opens for a new reading group meeting as well as one reminder closer to the date of the meeting? 

Please fill out this form.

Note: to ensure Tufts affiliation, we can only send these reminder emails to Tufts University, TMC, or affiliated hospital email addresses. 

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