Diversity and Inclusion Discussion Group

Diversity and Inclusion Committee

LWV Chicago's Committee on Diversity and Inclusion is sponsoring a discussion group that will meet on the second Monday of each month from 6-8 p.m at the LWV Chicago offices. This year the group will explore Racial Equity and Justice: Learning How to Move Forward.

Each session will center around a text. Participants should have read some portion of the book, writings by the author, or reviews of the book to have some knowledge of what’s being discussed. Be prepared to have your concept of race and racism challenged. 

The texts and meeting dates currently scheduled are as follows: 

February 11      White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide by Carol Anderson   CANCELLED

March 11          Waking Up White, and Finding Myself in the Story of Race by Debbie Irving 

April 8th            White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism
                             by Robin DiAngelo  

May 13             Lifting As They Climbed: Mapping a History of Black Women on 
                                Chicago's South Side by Mariame Kaba & Essence McDowell
June 10            The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race by Jesmyn Ward

RSVP to lwvchicagocodi [at] gmail.com if you are interested in any of these sessions. Separate invitations will be sent to each meeting.