The Shared Shelf Book Club

Are you interested in learning more about diversity, equity and inclusionin medicine and in society?

Are you a fan of books and/or movies?


Join the Shared Shelf!
A monthly book club dedicated to health, justice, and solidarity!



The Shared Shelf Community Agreement


--Practice the gift of grace: we are all on a path of learning and are striving to do the best we can. Anti-racism work is a process.
--Risk-taking and courage are needed to achieve sustainable change since systems of power perpetuate themselves.
--If you are a very talkative person, practice giving the gift of listening; if you are usually quiet, practice giving the gift of your thoughts and words.

Meetings are every 3rd Monday of the month at 6:30pm 

All UA COMT/COMP participants welcome, tell your friends!
​Contact ODEI  to be added to the book club email list or to submit your selfie!



The Shared Shelf Book Club encourages vital conversations within the College of Medicine- The club was founded by Julie Armin, a faculty member in the Department of Family and Community Medicine and Director of the Health Disparities Curriculum at the College of Medicine. “The book club is something that’s been on the mind of the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for a while, but it is part of a broader initiative throughout the College of Medicine to address racism in medicine. So the goal is to really engage in critical and sometimes uncomfortable discussions and build collegiality in the college,” Armin said. “We try to keep it comfortable so people don’t feel pressure. This isn’t a course – this is enrichment, personal enrichment,” Armin said.  Armin helps facilitate each meeting to encourage meaningful discourse between the diverse perspectives of the group members. “We have everyone from faculty, both clinical and non-clinical, so physicians and researchers and non-medical undergraduates, medical students, staff. It's been an interesting mix of people,” Armin said.  Click HERE to read the full news article featured in The Daily Wildcat!

March 15th: Movie Discussion - Something the Lord Made. 

The movie is available on DVD and the following streaming services: HBO Max, Prime Video, Hulu and You Tube *fees apply accordingly

Book 2

Ibram X. Kendi’s How to Be an Antiracist. Please register in advance via ZOOM

Jan 25 - Chapters 1-9
Feb 15 - Chapters 10- 18


4 month series on Dorothy Roberts’ Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-create Race in the Twenty-First Century.