Category Archives: Community Read

Harriet A. Washington, MA (Columbia), author of Medical Apartheid – Oct 7-8, 2021 Virtual Lecture Series & Community Read

The Max and Sara Cowan Memorial Lectures in Humanistic Medicine & the Priscilla M. Mayden Endowed Lecture with Harriet A. Washington, MA (Columbia) virtual lecture series October 7 & 8, 2021. The Eccles Health Sciences Library will also be hosting this semester’s Community Read of Ms. Washington’s books: Carte Blanche AND Medical Apartheid – Tuesdays, Sept 14 – Oct 26, 2021 @ 12:00 – 1:00 pm MDT  via Zoom: Registration is Required.

Community Read: Nuances of American Indian Health: Heart Berries, Tuesdays, June 15 – July 20, 2021 @ 12:00 – 1:00 pm MT  

“Heart Berries is a powerful, poetic memoir of a woman’s coming of age on the Seabird Island Indian Reservation in the Pacific Northwest.”

Community Read: Indigenous Students in Higher Education: Developing a Praxis of Survivance, May 4, 11

Indigenous Students in Higher Education: Developing a Praxis of Survivance community read seeks to provide education and insight to university stakeholders and community members about the barriers that Indigenous people face with the aim of transforming our education system at the University of Utah to support the goals of Indigenous students.

Community Read: Black Man In A White Coat, Jan 26 – Feb 23

“Black Man in a White Coat” examines the complex ways in which both black doctors and patients must navigate the difficult and often contradictory terrain of race and medicine. As Tweedy transforms from student to practicing physician, he discovers how often race influences his encounters with patients. Through their stories, he illustrates the complex social, cultural, and economic factors at the root of many health problems in the black community.

November 2020 Community Read – Racism: History and Impact on the Health and Well-Being of American Indian Communities

The November 2020 Community Read is Co-Sponsored by: American Indian Resource Center (AIRC), Office of Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (OHEDI), and Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library (EHSL)

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Spring 2020 Community Read – Battling Over Birth: Black Women & The Maternal Health Care Crisis – MARCH DATE POSTPONED

January – April. Community Read for the Spring 2020 Semester is “Battling Over Birth: Black Women and the Maternal Health Care Crisis”. Meetings will be monthly, on the last Tuesday of each month.

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Climate Changes Health and Health Equity – Community Read/Journal Club – Fall 2019

Tuesdays at Noon,   September 24th – November 19th, 2019 EHSL 29/30, Lower Level, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, Map & Directions RSVP – Light lunch will be served.  Co-Sponsors:  Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library and Office of Health Equity and Inclusion Climate change is a significant threat to health and health equity. In …Read More »

Screening of Race: The Power of an Illusion

This summer the Office of Health Equity and Inclusion, the Native American Summer Research Internship (NARI) program, and Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library (EHSL) are co-sponsoring the reading of:  I’ll Go and Do More by Carolyn Niethammer.  Starting on June 14th the community is invited to gather at NOON in the lower level of EHSL, enjoy a light lunch, and have a lively discussion of the book