The Council for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion invites you to join our upcoming book club on Tuesday, March 7 from 12 p.m. to 1 on Zoom. In this book club, we will be discussing a powerful pair of essays found in the collection Disability Visibility edited by Alice Wong or at the links below. Reach out to Jonathan Wetherbee at for Zoom details.

Please note that these essays contain content some people may find upsetting. Please check the content note at the end of this message for specific details and valuable resources.

These are the essays we will be reading:

"There’s a Mathematical Equation that Proves I’m Ugly Or So I Learned in My Seventh-Grade Art Class" by Ariel Henry

"The Erasure of Indigenous People in Chronic Illness" By Jen Deerinwater

Content Notes:

These articles speak frankly about bullying, suicide, suicidal ideation, settler colonialism, genocide, racism, sexism, ableism, erasure, sexual assault and other forms of violence. The University of Rochester provides a number of emotional and mental health resources for members of the UR community including UR EAP, which is available to all UR community members at (585) 276-9110 and Behavioral Health Partners, which is available to all employees covered by a UR Health Insurance plan, at (585) 276-6900.

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  • Maryam Alam

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