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, two titles were selected for our community to join in reading this spring and summer 2020; the committee has selected a further Read title for winter 2021. We encourage presses to create reading groups and spaces for conversation around these titles locally, and the Association will host facilitated virtual discussion events.
The 2021 Community Read Selection is:
The 2020 Community Read Selected Titles were:
White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism
Foreword by Michael Eric Dyson
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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.
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Our colleagues throughout the Association nominated a marvelous list of university press titles that explore aspects of equity, justice, and inclusion.