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Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee

About the DPBS Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee

Welcome to the website of Memorial Sloan Kettering's Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee, created in partnership with the MSK Library. Our mission is to promote inclusion, belongingness, and acceptance and celebration of differences among individuals, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion, and socio-economic status. We work to foster inclusion and create spaces where everyone can thrive and succeed, regardless of their differences.

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee promotes inclusivity at all department activity levels, including but not limited to delivering clinical care, conducting research, and providing training that is sensitive to the diversity of our patient populations and workforce. The committee also aligns with the institutional mission “to foster a community at MSK and ensure that every employee’s voice and experiences are valued and included in our mission to treat and cure cancer.” Learn more about us (accessible to MSK staff).

Learn more about the announcements, events, articles, and pieces shared in celebration of diversity in our annual report (accessible to MSK staff).

Learn more about how MSK promotes equity, diversity and inclusion (accessible to MSK staff).

About this Website

This website was created to highlight the intellectual work of diverse cultural groups and promote inclusion, belongingness, and a sense of pride in these intellectual contributions. Here you will find links to recommended books, podcasts, articles, research, and other resources compiled by committee members and organized by topic and celebration months.

Each book is linked to either the New York Public Library (NYPL) or the MSK Library's catalog, where you can access the full text in print or electronically. Don't have an NYPL card? Anyone who works in New York State is eligible. Apply online.

We plan to continue sharing the intellectual works based on the celebrations months included in this calendar:

Months Celebrations
January MLK Day
February Black History Month
March Women's History Month
April Arab American Heritage Month
  Neurodiversity and Autism Awareness Month
May Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
  Jewish American Heritage Month
  Older American Month
  Interpreter Appreciation Day
June LGBTQAI+ Pride month
  Caribbean Heritage Month
July Minority Mental Health Awareness
August International Day of the World’s Indigenous People
Hispanic Heritage Month (Sep-Oct)
  International Translators Day
October Disability Awareness Month
  Hispanic Heritage Month (Sep-Oct)
November Native American Heritage Month