Antiracism Book Club

Mission Statement

The purpose of the Antiracism Book Club for Stanford School of Medicine is to examine the structural racialized bias in medicine, medical research and health care delivery by using articles, videos and books to engender thoughtful conversations that will lead to the dismantling of systemic racist practices.

How to Participate

All book clubs meet via Zoom. Please register in advance. Details and instructions for joining the Zoom meeting will be sent the day before the book club.

Unable to join attending the meeting? Join our Stanford Slack Workspace Antiracismbookclub and start an online discussion about the book.

Ground Rules

  • Everyone has an equal voice.
  • Listen for understanding.
  • Assume good will.
  • Suspend judgment.
  • Create a brave space for candid conversations. (A “brave space” is one in which people can take risks and speak candidly, but also one in which people who need to say “that hurt my feelings” can also say so.)
  • Seek first to understand, then to be understood.
  • Share air time.
  • Ask questions.
  • If you are offended or uncomfortable, say so, and say why.
  • It’s OK to disagree, but don’t personalize. No name calling or stereotyping.
  • Speak for yourself, not for others.
  • What’s said here stays here other than broad themes – protect identities and people’s stories.
  • Share responsibility for making this dialogue work.