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LEAD, ARBC Anti-Racism Book Club

LEAD - Leadership Education in Advancing Diversity

The Stanford Medicine LEAD Program is a 10-month longitudinal leadership program for residents and fellows across GME to develop leadership and scholarship skills in addressing issues related to equity, diversity and inclusion (DEI), to produce leaders in academic medicine dedicated to DEI, and to improve the culture of medicine.

Our mission is to educate and empower the next generation of medical leaders to advance equity, diversity and inclusion.

Ali Lowe, MD

Associate Professor of Pathology
LEAD Mentor, Stanford Pathology

Tiffany Chambers, MD

Transfusion Medicine Pathology
LEAD Mentee, Clinical Fellow

Gisele Toumi, MD

CP-1 Resident
LEAD Mentee, PGY2


ARBC - Anti-Racism Book Club

The Anti-Racist Book and Movie Club was started by members of the Stanford Department of Pathology in June 2020. It is a monthly virtual book/movie discussions centering minoritized voices and topics related to systemic racism, and is generally held on a Sunday afternoon.

The reason this is important for us as medical doctors, biomedical researchers, and trainees in particular, is that we will not be exposed to these voices/view points in our daily lives unless we actively seek them out. The goal is to help remedy our implicit biases, create a safe space for our colleagues to share their experiences, and increase our confidence discussing these topics so that we can be better upstanders/allies/advocates.

Ground rules:

  • We come as equals. Every member has an equally valid and important voice. Titles and workplace hierarchy are left at the door. We address each other on a first-name basis.
  • As we are all equal members in this endeavor, we will take turns volunteering to choose works and plan/host discussions.
  • Those from across the political spectrum are welcome. Debate and disagreement are encouraged. This is a really hard and often uncomfortable topic. But we should always try to maintain respect for and refrain from judgement of each other as individuals.
  • Be yourself, say what comes to your mind, and don't be afraid to be "wrong" or make "mistakes". Personal stories and mistakes shared in this space will stay private. We will learn and grow together.
  • You can still attend even if you didn't read/watch! You still have valuable thoughts and experiences to share that relate to the topic/theme. This is a no-guilt zone.

It's only by learning about our disturbing past, acknowledging the current reality, sitting with our uncomfortable emotions, and continuing our conversation and discourse, that we can find a way forward.

Click here for more information and to join the Anitracism Book Club at Stanford Pathology

 

Summary of the books/movies/podcasts we've covered since the inception of the book club (2021 -2020)