Doctors Against Racism and Anti-Semitism (DARA) is a grass roots organization of health care professionals whose activities are directed at opposing racism and anti-Semitism in the medical realm specifically and academic environments generally. It seeks to ensure that medical publications maintain the standards of verifiability expected of scientific literature in avoiding promulgation of subjective articles aimed at vilifying any race, nation or country.
DARA will strive for the same ideals in academic institutions and encourage an atmosphere free of extremism, harassment, intimidation and coercion. It will oppose the actions of tenured academics who promote their personal, political or philosophical agendas to a captive student body if these agendas fall outside the subject matter which they are responsible to teach. DARA will pursue these goals in concert with like-minded organizations both nationally and internationally.
To learn more about DARA and becoming a member, click here.
Alarming inroads are being made into medical journals by anti-Israel and anti-Semitic activists. DARA has been at the forefront of combatting articles with anti-Israel bias in the medical literature since 2009. Given the recent anti-Israel publication in The Lancet, DARA has been hard at work on several initiatives.
We are requesting your presence at our Annual General Meetingon Sept. 10/2014 at Adath Israel Synagogue in Toronto at 7:30 pm. Light refreshments will be served.
We will be discussing the history of anti-Israel publications in the medical literature, including profiles of the authors over the past several years, and the lack of scientific standards in these articles.
We will also be discussing the ways DARA will be moving forward in dealing with this issue in the future as we expect it to continuously arise.
We are requesting your input at the meeting. We need your help. It is vital for as many of us as possible to attend this AGM. Please make every effort to attend and feel free to bring your colleagues and ideas. There is no charge.