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January-February 2022 DEI Community Book Read - The Person You Mean to Be

cover photo of Dolly Chugh's book For our January-February 2022 book club, we return again to the book The Person You Mean to Be: How Good People Fight Bias, by Dr. Dolly Chugh.

Dr. Chugh is an award-winning psychologist and faculty member at the Stern School of Business at New York University who studies how and why most of us, however well-intended, are still prone to racial and gender bias. The book provides a practical guide for how, as individuals, we can move past personal barriers to become active builders for the systematic work of diversity, equity, and inclusion, including racial injustice.

This community book read is open to all staff, full-time and part-time faculty, undergraduate and graduate students, and board members.

We will meet on four consecutive Wednesdays from 2:30-3:30 pm (EXCEPT Feb. 9, which will be 3:30-4:30 pm) to discuss these parts of the book:

  • Jan. 26 - Part I, "Builders Activate a Growth Mindset"
  • Feb. 2 - Part II, "Builders See and Use Their Ordinary Privilege"
  • Feb. 9 - Part III, "Builders Opt for Willful Awareness" *NOTE - we will meet at 3:30 pm on Feb. 9.
  • Feb. 16 - Part IV, "Builders Engage"

Meetings will be held on campus as public health protocols allow; a Zoom option will also be provided for those preferring to participate remotely. Open to all faculty, staff, and students.

All participants will receive a copy of the Kindle ebook by email upon registration.

If you have additional questions about the Community Book Read, please email


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