Faculty book discussion: So You Want to Talk About Race

December 15, 2020  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

Widespread reporting on aspects of white supremacy — from police brutality to the mass incarceration of Black Americans — has put a media spotlight on racism in society. Still, it is a difficult subject to talk about.

How do you tell your roommate her jokes are racist? Why did your sister-in-law take umbrage when you asked to touch her hair — and how do you make it right? How do you explain white privilege to your white, privileged friend?

In So You Want to Talk About Race, Ijeoma Oluo guides readers of all races through subjects ranging from intersectionality and affirmative action to “model minorities” in an attempt to make the seemingly impossible possible: honest conversations about race and racism, and how they infect almost every aspect of American life.

Discussion led by: Angela Elam, M.D., clinical assistant professor, ophthalmology and visual sciences

Part 1: Jan. 8, 2021  |  Noon – 1:30 p.m.

Part 2: Jan. 22, 2021 |  Noon – 1:30 p.m.

Please plan to attend both sessions!

Register online

Please join us for a lively two-part book discussion to explore ways in which we can choose to be antiracist. We encourage you to purchase books from local bookstores or utilize your local library.

Most library systems also provide access to e-book versions of most of their titles at no charge. We strive to share this opportunity with faculty at U-M regardless of financial situation. If you require financial assistance to purchase this book, please reach out to UMMS-Faculty-Development@med.umich.edu and we will be happy to assist you.

This workshop is hosted by the Office of Faculty Development and is intended for faculty. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to attend this workshop or have questions about accessibility, please contact us at UMMS-Faculty-Development@med.umich.edu.

Website: https://faculty.medicine.umich.edu/workshops/book-discussion-so-you-want-talk-about-race-ijeoma-oluo