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BMP Anti-racism Reading Club (ARC)

ARC Book ClubThe BMP Anti-racism Reading Club (ARC) is intended as a forum where members of the UMass Medical School community can educate themselves about systemic racism and other inequalities. This group is explicitly inclusive of all racial, gender, sexual, and socioeconomic identities and we will strive to make all our members feel welcome and supported.

We will generally meet on Tuesday at 9:30am and Wednesday at 6pm of the first full week of every month. If holidays or other events interfere, we will meet the second week of the month. Every month, everyone is free to choose which meeting best fits their schedule, skip a month if they don’t have time, or attend the discussion without having read the book.  

Everyone in BMP is welcome to attend either of these discussions. At the discussion, people will have the opportunity to share their thoughts and impressions on the book or ask questions. We hope we can dig into some of the issues raised in the book together. The discussion will be very informal and no one will be asked to speak or share if they do not want to.  

If you have not read the book but are interested in the discussion, you are welcome to attend! If you don’t feel comfortable commenting on the book but would like to listen, you are welcome to attend! 

How Long til Black Future Month?The Fifth SeasonWe are planning to have two selections for the month of March in the theme of Black Future Month:

  1. The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin and
  2. How Long 'til Black Future Month? by N.K. Jemisin

We will meet on Tuesday, March 9th at 9:30am and Wednesday, March 10th at 6:00pm. 

Zoom link for all book club sessions


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