Book Club

Engage in a deeper conversation in the Step Up: Equity Matters monthly book club. You will be part of a community learning more and taking action around equity, social justice, inner biases and privilege (and more) in a fun, engaged and supportive group! The book club is free and open to the public.

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What We’ve Read

Erasing Institutional Bias: How to Create Systemic Change for Organizational Inclusion
by Tiffany Jana, Ashley Diaz Mejias.

About the Book:

All humans have bias and, as a result, so do the institutions we build. Institutional bias afflicts all industries—including business, education, health care, government, tech, the arts, non-profits, and finance and banking. Authors Dr. Tiffany Jana and Ashley Diaz Mejias shed light on bias in the workplace and give readers practical tools to build organizational trust to challenge implicit biases.

Erasing Institutional Bias explores hiring bias, gender bias, racial bias, occupational bias, customer bias, and retribution bias. This book helps individuals recognize each of us has the power to affect systemic bias and empowers each of us to to evaluate and defining our role in perpetuating systemic bias…read more

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates.Between the World and Me Cover

About the Book:

In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation’s history and current crisis. Americans have built an empire on the idea of “race,” a falsehood that damages us all but falls most heavily on the bodies of black women and men—bodies exploited through slavery and segregation, and, today, threatened, locked up, and murdered out of all proportion. What is it like to inhabit a black body and find a way to live within it? And how…read more

Everyday Bias CoverEveryday Bias: Identifying and Navigating Unconscious Judgments in Our Daily Lives by Howard J. Ross

About the Book:
If you are human, you are biased. From this fundamental truth, diversity expert Howard Ross explores the biases we each carry within us. Most people do not see themselves as biased towards people of different races or different genders. And yet in virtually every area of modern life disparities remain. Even in corporate America, which has for the most part embraced the idea of diversity as a mainstream idea, patterns of disparity remain rampant Why? Breakthroughs in…read more

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