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Can We Talk? Book Group - The Person You Mean to Be: How Good People Fight Bias by Dolly Chugh

Series session 1: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 from 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Series session 2: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 from 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Series session 3: Wednesday, March 27, 2019 from 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Registration for the first session will serve as registration for the subsequent sessions.

Summary of Book: 

Many of us believe in equality, diversity, and inclusion. But how do we stand up for those values in our turbulent world? The Person You Mean to Be is the smart, "semi-bold" person’s guide to fighting for what you believe in.

Dolly reveals the surprising causes of inequality, grounded in the "psychology of good people". Using her research findings in unconscious bias as well as work across psychology, sociology, economics, political science, and other disciplines, she offers practical tools to respectfully and effectively talk politics with family, to be a better colleague to people who don’t look like you, and to avoid being a well-intentioned barrier to equality. Being the person we mean to be starts with a look at ourselves.

About Can We Talk:

For the past several years, faculty who teach courses about race and diversity have met  to talk about the unique challenges and opportunities that come with these classes. Join us for this evolving book group  on topics such as how social identities impact classroom dynamics; how to create positive classroom environments and promote honest and productive discussion; how to help students connect academic learning about diversity to their lives. This CAT series is co-sponsored by IDEAL (Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, Advocacy and Leadership).

Wednesday, February 27, 2019
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Tech 109
Main Campus
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