EDI Book Club @ Eccles

Join us for our NEW! Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion book club at the Eccles School. Our goal is to create conversation and foster empathy through listening to one another. We will highlight one book per semester with a discussion on the first Friday of every month. We invite all students, faculty, and staff to join us!

The EDI Committee is planning to purchase hard copies of the book that you can reserve. It is also available through the Marriott library. Please click the button below if you would like to join us.

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You Are Your Best Thing: Vulnerability, Shame, Resilience, and the Black Experience

Tarana Burke and Brené Brown invited some of the most influential Black writers and cultural figures in the United States to discuss vulnerability, shame resilience, and the Black experience. What emerged is a stunning collection of essays that create a space to recognize and process the trauma of white supremacy, a space to be vulnerable and affirm the fullness of Black life and Black possibility.

Discussion Dates

Discussions are on the first Friday of the month.
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. MT in SFEBB 5160A

Feb. 4, 2022

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March 4, 2022

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April 1, 2022

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There is a Zoom option for those that are remote.

Each session, we will discuss different essays within the book. See below.

Essays for the Feb. 4, 2022 discussion

Between Us: A Reckoning With My Mother
by Jason Reynolds (Page 3)

This Joy I Have
by Austin Channing (Page 13)

Dirty Business: The Messy Affair Of Rejecting Shame
by Tanya Denise Fields (Page 22)

My Head Is A Part Of My Body And Other Notes On Crazy
By Kiese Makeba Laymon (Page 33)

The Wisdom Of The Process
By Prentis Hemphill (Page 43)

Love Lifted Me: Subverting Shame Narratives and Legitimizing Vulnerability As A Mechanism For Healing Women In The Black Church
By Tracy Michae’l Lewis-Giggetts (Page 54)

Never Too Much
By Marc Lamont Hill (Page 67)