Please join us for On the Same Page, a monthly meeting devoted to the discussion of published material relevant to topics of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Inspired by the format of a book club but designed to include both print and other media such as movies and podcasts, On the Same Page seeks to bring individuals together for an open conversation. We acknowledge that much remains to be learned about inequities and systemic injustices and propose that we will benefit from exploring these topics with each other.
Our first meeting will take place on January 22, 2021 and will build on discussion of the movie 13th, a documentary exploring the criminalization of Black Americans and the racialization of the U.S. prison system. Supplemental reading will also be provided for those who would like to dive deeper into the issue. Please consider purchasing from your local independent bookstore, or from sites such as indiebound.org or bookshop.org.
In the spirit of open conversation, participants will have the chance to suggest materials of interest with their RSVP, and a list of reading/viewing materials for the first six meetings of the year will be announced at the first meeting.
Deadline to RSVP: 12 pm, Friday, January 15th
Material for first meeting: 13th (available on Netflix)
- The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
- Segregated by Design by Mark Lopez and Richard Rothstein: https://www.segregatedbydesign.com/
- Demarginalizing the Intersection of Race and Sex by Kimberlé Crenshaw: https://philpapers.org/archive/CREDTI.pdf