Spring 2021 SpiritGroups Series
Our SpiritGroups Spring 2021 series will be based on studying the book:
Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do
By Jennifer L. Eberhardt, Ph.D.
“A journey is called that because you cannot know what you will… do with what you find, or what you find will do to you.” – James Baldwin
How do we talk about bias? How do we address racial disparities and inequities?
What role do our institutions play in creating, maintaining, and magnifying those inequities? What role do we play?
With a perspective that is at once scientific, investigative, and informed by personal experience, Dr. Jennifer Eberhardt offers us the language and courage we need to face one of the biggest and most troubling issues of our time.
She exposes racial bias at all levels of society, in neighborhoods, schools, workplaces, and criminal justice system. Yet, she also offers us tools to address it.
Eberhardt shows us how we can be vulnerable to bias, but not doomed to live under its grip. Racial bias is a problem that we all have a role to play insolving.
All participants will need to get their own copy of the book. It is available through Amazon or other local booksellers.
Module One, first week – April 5-10: Read Introduction and Chapters 1 and 2
Module Two – April 12-17: Chapters 3 and 4
Module Three – April 19-24: Chapters 5 and 6
Module Four – April 26-May 1: Chapter 7
Module Five – May 3-8: Chapter 8
Module Six – May 10-15: Chapter 9
Module Seven – May 17-22: Chapter 10 and Conclusion
May 24-29: Community Project, to be determined by each group
May 31-June 5: Social activity, to be determined by each group
Celebration with all groups: June 12