Learn & Engage

Welcome to the Learn & Engage page!

We hope this page provides you with the necessary resources to continue learning about diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism (DEIA). First, highlighted are the four focus areas that the DEIA team prioritizes in our work; institutionalized diversity, equity and inclusion, workforce development, community engagement, and research, evaluation, and dissemination. Following these categories are a list of resources to deepen your understanding of DEIA.

Equity Learning Series

We are happy to launch the Equity Learning Series for 2024. Previously called the Social Justice Book Club, the Series will include a mix of readings and in-person immersive experiences. Book selections are listed below, and we will organize group gatherings as we hear about them in the community throughout the year. Thematically, the readings will begin with a Grounding in equity principles, followed by Focused attention on health-related injustices. We close the year with a book about Healing, often overlooked in the pursuit of equity. Through Grounding, Focus, and Healing, our goal is to offer everyone a range of opportunities to deepen their knowledge and skills as equity champions.

Sign-up for the Equity Learning Series listserv at gilbert.achay@cuanschutz.edu.

Book Club Facilitators

We are in need of additional facilitators! You are welcome to help facilitate one session or all the sessions or anything in between.  For the session you are interested in co-facilitating this would involve approximately 2-2.5 hours per session. This would include the session time itself as well as the necessary prep time.

If you interested, please contact Gilbert Achay at gilbert.achay@cuanschutz.edu


May 20, 2024: 12:00 - 1:30pm MT

DEI Deconstructed: Your No-Nonsense Guide to Doing the Work and Doing it Right

DEI Deconstructed analyzes how current methods and “best practices” leave marginalized people feeling frustrated and unconvinced of their leaders’ sincerity, and offers a roadmap that bridges the neatness of theory with the messiness of practice. Through embracing a pragmatic DEI approach drawing from cutting-edge research, evidence-based practices, and incisive insights, stakeholders at every level of an organization can become effective DEI changemakers.

August 19, 2024: 12:00 -1:30pm MT

Under the Skin: The Hidden Toll of Racism on American Lives and on the Health of Our Nation


Linda Villarosa's Under the Skin is a compelling and deeply reported examination of racial disparities in health care, cutting through the dangerous, paralyzing, and archaic myths that continue to cloud the vision of medical professionals and policymakers about what is wrong and what needs to change.


November 18, 2024: 12:00 -1:30pm MT

Healing Justice Lineages: Dreaming at the Crossroads of Liberation, Collective Care, and Safety


In this anthology, Black Queer Feminist editors Cara Page and Erica Woodland guide readers through the history, legacies, and liberatory practices of healing justice—a political strategy of collective care and safety that intervenes on generational trauma from systemic violence and oppression. They call forth the ancestral medicines and healing practices that have sustained communities who have survived genocide and oppression, while radically imagining what comes next.


DFM Diversity

Family Medicine (SOM)

CU Anschutz

Academic Office One

12631 East 17th Avenue

Box F496

Aurora, CO 80045


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