Community Read

The AUPresses Equity, Justice, and Inclusion Committee is organizing a Community Read program to foster thoughtful reading and discussion about equity and inclusion—and to help us grapple with these important issues. After a community-wide nominating process, we selected two titles for our community to join in reading this spring and summer. The Committee is exploring how to shape a virtual discussion of each book during the June AUPresses 2020 annual meeting; and we encourage presses to create reading groups and spaces for conversation around these titles locally.

The 2020 Community Read Selected Titles are:

White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism
Robin DiAngelo, Foreword by Michael Eric Dyson
Beacon Press
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Invisible People: Stories of Lives at the Margin
Alex Tizon, edited by Sam Howe Verhovek, Foreword by Jose Antonio Vargas
Temple University Press
No reading guide available, but each of Tizon's essays is introduced by a different person, and those introductions can serve as useful entry points for group discussion of the essays.
AUPresses members: contact Susan Patton for a discount code through TUP.

Our colleagues throughout the Association nominated a marvelous list of university press titles that explore aspects of equity, justice, and inclusion. Download the list of nominated titles here >