Hosted by the DEI Education, Governance and Policy Subcommittee
Join Benjamin X. Collins, MD, DEI Education Co-chair and Peter Kizza, PhD, as fellow readers in the upcoming 2023-2024 DEI Book Club!
Weathering: The Extraordinary Stress of Ordinary Life in an Unjust Society by Dr. Arline T. Geronimus, Little, Brown Spark (Hachette Book Group) 2023
Why Are We Reading Weathering?
- Provides a context centered on effects of systemic injustice on health
- Gives foundation based on research and suggests ways to make improvements
- Provides a framework for a way to think about these issues
- May support thinking about informatics from a different and inclusive perspective
Who Can Participate?
All AMIA members are welcome! The mix of members and leaders from across the organization yields a rich discussion and opportunities to learn with and from each other.
The DEI Committee invites members to collaborate and become DEI learners, educators, and champions.
Book Club Schedule
The Book Club meeting schedule is biweekly online meetings. Notes and questions are posted to the AMIA Connect DEI Book Club Community. Join us for thoughtful discussion questions in a safe space to share.
10:30 – 11:30 am ET
|Annual Symposium, New Orleans
|Live in-person DEI Book Club Kick Off and Meet & Greet No prior reading required to attend. All are welcome.
6:30 – 7:30 pm
|Online Kick-Off and Meet & Greet:
Additional biweekly meeting dates will be announced for December and January/February 2024.
Join the AMIA Connect Community
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Why Are AMIA Members Reading DEI-themed Books?
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is a strategic initiative for AMIA. Understanding how the DEI lens applies to the work we do in AMIA as members and volunteers will help us create a more inclusive and sustainable organization. AMIA is a place of learning and community. Learning about DEI and empowering ourselves with opportunities to discuss DEI helps us think and act in more inclusive ways.
DEI Book Club Leadership
The DEI Book Club effort is co-led by DEI Education, Governance and Policy Subcommittee volunteers. Questions? Contact Benjamin Collins.