Social Equity Book Club

Join the Social Equity Book Club as we examine books and texts that challenge us to think critically about narratives, populations, histories, and present realities through an equity-centered lens. This virtual book club boasts a variety of diverse and intersectional titles.

Book Scholarships
Are you interested in participating in the Social Equity Book Club but are unable to secure a copy of the book? We encourage you to complete the Social Equity Book Club Assistance Form to help us process your request.

 

Upcoming Books and Discussion Dates

The Raleigh Department of Equity and Inclusion, in partnership with the Raleigh Human Relations Commission, invites you to participate in a meaningful discussion around the topics and titles below. We hope you join us for these informative sessions and look forward to your contribution to the conversation!  

The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America” by Andrés Reséndez
Part 1, Tuesday, Dec. 13

6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
To join Part 1 of the discussion, please follow the Zoom link and register here.

Part 2, Thursday, Dec. 15
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

To join Part 2 of the discussion, please follow the Zoom link and register here.

The Little Book of Racial Healing: Coming to the Table for Truth-Telling, Liberation, and Transformation” by Thomas Normand DeWolf and Jodie Geddes
Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023
6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

To join this discussion, please following the Zoom link and register here.

Killers of the Dream” by Lillian Smith
Part 1, Thursday, March 9, 2023
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

To join Part 1 of the discussion, please follow the Zoom link and register here.

Part 2, Thursday, March 16, 2023
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

To join Part 2 of the discussion, please follow the Zoom link and register here.

Past Books and Discussion Dates

  • The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together - January 2022 
  • How to Be an Antiracist - August 2021 
  • Racial Segregation in Housing Discussion - May 2021 
  • Color of Law: Part 2 Discussion - May 2021 
  • Color of Law: Part 1 Discussion - April 2021 
  • A Peculiar Kind of Immigrant's Son - November 2020
  • Real Queer America, LGBT Stories from Red States - October 2020
  • The New Jim Crow - August 2020
  • Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome - July 2020
  • White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism - July 2020

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