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Vancouver STEMminist Book Club reads “Superior” by Angela Saini

September 20, 2020

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Superior book

In our eighth meeting of the Vancouver STEMminist book club, we will be reading “Superior: The return of race science” by Angela Saini. We have our second guest host, Khristine Carino (@KhristineCarino), who will be leading our discussion on this book!!  Angela’s book came out two years ago, and is no less relevant now with the #BlackLiveMatter movement. It is our responsability as scientists and science ethusiasts to learn more about our implicit biases and recognize how race science is sneaking back into the narratives of research design. Come join our conversation and learn with us!

We will do a quick overview of the book at the beginning of the session followed by a deeper discussion. It is suggested to read the book, but we welcome you to attend and contribute to the discussion either way. All voices and perspectives are welcomed.

We will meet again on Zoom since our last meeting went well using this platform. Future events will be in person or on Zoom depending on the availability of space and safety considerations.

“Superior” is available in book (hardcover and softcover), and audiobook options. Hopefully, copies will be available from the VPL pending their staged re-opening. Angela Saini has also done many interviews, a BBC mini series, on this book if you are looking for further reading.

Next Book November 2020: Radium Girls, by Kate Moore (A new movie was just released!)

Check out the LinkedIn Group, and Mailing List below in the contact info! 



About the STEMminist Book Club Vancouver chapter:

The plan is to mirror the STEMminist Bookclub that was started in Australia by Dr.  Caroline Ford (@DrCFord). We will aim to read one book every two months followed by an in-person meeting here in Vancouver, BC. You are also able to contribute to the discussion online on twitter @stemminist / #stemministbc (we don’t always read the same book as the online discussion).

If you are interested in the contributions of women to science, learning more about the history of science, and want to talk about some of the issues and stories brought up in the books this is the book club for you!

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

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STEMminist Book Club Vancouver