SPH Reads 2022
SPH Reads is a school-wide reading program hosted by the Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice. It aims to encourage critical thought and discussion among all members of the BUSPH community and is centered on a carefully chosen thought-provoking book. The fall 2022 selection is The Fortune Men, by Nadifa Mohamed.
All incoming (first year) MPH students and core-course faculty are encouraged to read the selected book to prepare for discussions during orientation. We encourage returning students, non-core curriculum faculty, and staff to join the incoming class in reading this based on the true story of Mahmood Mattan, a petty criminal in Cardiff, Wales, wrongfully convicted of murder in 1952. Throughout the year, beginning with Orientation, there will be opportunities to gather and talk about the issues presented in the book through lectures, seminars, and small discussion groups involving all members of the SPH community.
Stay tuned for a detailed schedule of opportunities when we will gather to discuss this award-winning book.
The Fortune Men
Waste: One Woman’s Fight Against America’s Dirty Secret
Catherine Coleman Flowers
There Goes the Neighborhood: How Communities Overcome Prejudice and Meet the Challenge of American Immigration
Ali Noorani (SPH ’99)
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City
All Souls: A Family Story from Southie
Michael Patrick MacDonald
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks