You might be feeling overwhelmed, or looking for a place to get started in your journey of learning about other cultures besides your own. We won’t be allies and anti-racists in a week, or even a month. It takes time, and there is a lot of information out there.


The goal of this club is to educate ourselves, reflect, and grow in our personal and professional journey. We will choose different media to discuss together, because we are in this movement and journey together

Be a part of the discussion!

Have questions or want to suggest a topic? 

may 22, 2021

Zoom link will be sent to all registrants via email about six hours

prior to the start of the event on the day of each club meeting.


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the COTAD Book+ Club?

The COTAD book+ Club will offer curated selections and guided discussion to help participants better understand multiculturalism, race issues, the racial justice movement and why these and other topics are relevant to occupational therapy practice. This program provides an opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals and organizations working towards a more just and equitable world.

Why join the COTAD Book+ Club?

If you are passionate about becoming an ally and anti-racist, it can be difficult and overwhelming to sort through all the information being shared. The ultimate purpose of the Book+ Club is to educate participants and encourage reflection and growth on the personal and professional journey to become culturally fluid practitioners and better support the families and clients we serve.

When does the COTAD Book+ Club Meet?

The Book+ Club meets on one Saturday each month. Check this page and follow COTAD follow COTAD or @otwhittybooo on instagram to stay in the know about upcoming events!

What types of media will the COTAD Book+ Club include?

Book+ Club selections will include fiction and non-fiction books, podcasts, articles, videos, films, poetry, and other content from diverse creators.

Who will be leading the COTAD Book+ Club discussions?

​The COTAD Book+ Club is hosted by Whitney Harris MSOT, OTR/L and other COTAD Board members and volunteers.

What have you discussed already?

  • The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates; July 2020
  • Teach Us All, a film by Sonia Lowman; August 2020
  • "Keep Your Friends Closer," an episode of the NPR Podcast Code Switch; Sept. 2020
  • Bodies and Barriers: Queer Activists on Healthy Adrian Shanker; October & November 2020
  • "Occupational injustice and anti-Black racism in the United States of America” article by Dr. Khalilah Robinson Johnson and Dr. Ryan Lavalley; January 2021
  • "Seeing White” episode of the Scene On Radio Podcast, hosted by John Biewen and Chengerai Kumanyika; February 2021
  • Rising Phoenix, a film directed by Ian Bonhote & Peter Ettedgui; March 2021
  • "Justice Based Occupational Therapy Initiative: Advancing Occupational Justice in Criminal Justice Systems" article by Jaegers et. al; April 2021.

Piles of Books


The COTAD Book+ Club is a discussion platform for those who want to dive into the variety of media (books, documentaries, podcasts, short films/movies, and videos) related to racial justice and anti-racism.