University HealthCare Alliance

September 10, 2020

Welcome to the Healing Spaces Book Club: Essential Learnings for Antiracism in Healthcare

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In these unprecedented times, the health care industry is charged with examining structural racism in bold new ways. No matter what our role is in the delivery of care, educating ourselves is a great inaugural step. 

The UHA Inclusion, Diversity and Health Equity (IDHE) Steering Committee, in collaboration with Suzette Shipp, Life Science Technologist in the Lorry Lokey Stem Cell Research Building, is launching the Healing Spaces Book Club, focused on antiracism in healthcare on October 1, 2020. Suzette recently hosted this highly acclaimed book club for the Stanford community and is making it available again, in partnership with UHA. Participants said it was a great way to process these concepts and meet new colleagues from across the enterprise. All are welcome to join.

This virtual group will meet once a month – for three months – to explore issues relevant to racism in medicine through the written word and videos. In the first session of the series, the book club will focus on medical racism:

Medical Racism
October 1, 2020 | 12pm
Pre-registration is required

After registration, click here for a list of reading and video materials that will be discussed during the first session.

Suzette Shipp has a master of science degree in cell and molecular biology and works as a Life Science Technologist in the Lorry Lokey Stem Cell Research Building. She is a lifelong pursuer of racial justice in the Kingian Nonviolence tradition. She is passionate about the application of data science for improved health and health care outcomes for people of color. Suzette is the founder of Vibranium Health Equity.

Visit the group’s webpage to learn more