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BUMC Reads Program


The Reads Program

The Reads Program is designed to provide faculty and staff with the opportunity to review and discuss readings pertaining to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. Each year a new book will be selected and collectively read to examine the ways faculty and staff can work to make Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine more inclusive. ALL faculty, staff and trainees are welcome!


There will be a limited number of physical book and e-book copies available for check out at the Alumni Medical Library. Looking for an e-book or audiobook? Copies are available through the Boston Public Library, or check your local public library! Need help accessing this book from the public library? Head to our The E-Book & Audiobook section on The Book page to learn more!

Program Description & Schedule

BUMC Reads Program: Disability Visibility. First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century


Program Description:

  • Discussion book -- four sessions Fall 23' semester!
  • Special speaker event with Alice Wong hosted by BUSPH on Thursday, September 14, 2023, from 5pm-6pm. Register here for the Zoom webinar!
  • Share thoughts on issues of disability, accessibility, and lived experiences
  • Learn ways to initiate conversations on ableism and disability justice
  • FREE online access to the ebook through Alumni Medical Library
  • FREE limited numbers of alternative formats are also available: E-Copies, Audio-Book format


Wednesdays, 5-6 p.m.:

  • Part 1 – Being: Sept. 13
  • Part 2 – Becoming: Oct. 11
  • Part 3 – Doing: Nov. 8
  • Part 4 – Dec. 6
  • Register here to attend the discussion dates listed above!


Reads Program is open to all BUMC staff & faculty.