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To keep the discussion going about inclusion, diversity, equity, and anti-racism, we are sharing various media related to the topic. The items on this page are meant to spark interest and conversation; we are not endorsing any of the items on this page. 

For fun, check out a dialect quiz map from the New York Times to see where youse guys are from.

Seminars and Other Events (Eastern Time; free Unless Otherwise Noted)

  • Wednesday 9/15/2021, 12:00 pm: Benjamin Franklin Statue in front of College Hall: “Double Binds and Oppression,” a 60-second lecture by Penn professor Sukaina Hirji.
  • Wednesday 9/22/2021, 10-11 am: virtual event: “Making Progress in Health Equity: Rethinking Governance and Aligning Systems,” by José A. Pagán, part of the Penn LDI Policy Seminar Series.
  • Saturday 9/25/2021, 10 am to 5 pm: Penn Museum: “Opening Celebration: The Stories We Wear.” This is the beginning of an exhibition open from September 25, 2021 to June 12, 2022. Admission is free for Penn faculty, staff, and students, but for now timed tickets are recommended.
  • Thursday 10/7/21, 8-9:30 pm: Penn Museum: “Eric & Lili’s Night at the Museum!” ‘Drag queen archeologists have taken over the Penn Museum! They sing, they dance, and they know the names of all the tools—like the pokey one and the brushy thing. Join Eric Jaffe and Lili St. Queer on their first ever musical Museum tour and you'll see historical objects in a brand new (very gay) light.’ Tickets are $35 for general admission, $50 for VIP.
  • Various dates: The Penn Medicine Events calendar showcases many events of interest, including art therapy and music therapy for patients, families, caregivers, and staff:

What We're Reading


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  • Freakonomics Radio:These Jobs Were Not Posted on ZipRecruiter,” a conversation between Michéle Flournoy (one of the highest-ranking women in Defense Department history) and Cecil Haney (one of the U.S. Navy’s first Black four-star admirals) on nuclear deterrence, smart leadership, and how to do inclusion right. 47-minute listen. Conversation starts at 15:13. Transcript available by clicking on the title link.
  • 70 over 70: “’We Need to Make Time’ with Alice Waters.” Host Max Linsky talks to 70 remarkable people, all over the age of 70. In this episode, the host talks with chef Alice Waters about her learnings from 50 years of running the legendary Berkeley restaurant Chez Panisse, and “why she’s not afraid to pass it on to the next generation of chefs.” 37-minute listen. Conversation starts at 5:50. Transcript available by clicking on the title link.

Movies & television:

  • Pray Away,” Netflix: Ex-leaders and a survivor of the so-called "conversion therapy" movement speak out about its harm to the LGBTQ+ community and its devastating persistence.
  • Myths & Monsters,” Netflix: This documentary series takes us to the mythic landscapes of Europe to explore some of most enduring legends produced by European culture.
  • Summer of Soul,” : Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, a son of Philadelphia, directed this documentary about the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival. The critically acclaimed movie includes restored footage of performances by musicians including Nina Simone, Stevie Wonder, Sly and the Family Stone, and many others. Available in theaters and on Hulu. Thanks to John Ellis for this suggestion.

Beta test – What we’re eating

Inspired by the PACU residents, here’s a foray into yummy goodness:

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