Each year, at minimum, all WCSAP staff read one Diversity, Racial Equity, and Inclusion book that addresses cultural competency, disparities, institutional and/or structural racism, or organizational change as it relates to institutional racism.
As we read these books, we take them one or two chapters at a time, and engage in facilitated discussions with consultant DonYeta Villavaso Madden, so we can dive deep into the concepts and how they apply to each of us as individuals and, more importantly, to our organization. These readings have helped us to understand the harms that have been caused by WCSAP, and to think about what accountability and repair could look like.
Our reading list
- So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo (read fall 2020 — spring 2021)
- We Will Not Cancel Us by adrienne maree brown (read summer 2021 — fall 2021)
- Me and White Supremacy by Layla Saad (to read fall 2021 — spring 2022)