The ARC Educational Series

As the George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) strives to make anti-racism an indelible part of its culture, the ARC Educational Series aims to help students, faculty, and staff better understand concepts such as anti-racism and structural racism through the following goals:
  • To increase learning on issues related to race, racism, and anti-racism.
  • To facilitate growth in the personal anti-racist domain.
  • To promote a culture where race and other intersecting identities are understood, valued, and have equitable standing. 

Spring 2022 Anti-Racism Book Club: Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? by Beverly Daniel Tatum

The GW SMHS Anti-Racism Coalition (ARC) and Center for Faculty Excellence invite all SMHS faculty and staff to participate in a Book Club discussion series on Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? by Beverly Daniel Tatum

"Beverly Daniel Tatum, a renowned authority on the psychology of racism, argues that straight talk about our racial identities is essential if we are serious about enabling communication across racial and ethnic divides. These topics have only become more urgent as the national conversation about race is increasingly acrimonious. This fully revised edition is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the dynamics of race in America. "

The Book Club will consist of 3 sessions from February to April via Zoom 

  • Tuesday, February 22nd at 12 PM or Wednesday, February 23rd at 5 PM
  • Tuesday, March 22nd at 12 PM or Wednesday, March 23rd at 5 PM
  • Tuesday, April 26th at 12 PM or Wednesday, April 27th at 5 PM. 

Register here for the Book Club!

To view previous Educational Series events, press the Past Sessions tab. 


See all events for additional information.