Erica Brown-Meredith and Meg Tuccillo,
AAUW seeks to promote inclusion and awareness for all members to create an equitable, sustainable and inclusive membership reflective of today’s world.
What is Critical Race Theory (CRT) and why is it being talked about so much? Check out these explanations of CRT and the current controversy:
American Bar Association
Purdue Online Writing Lab
Critical Race Theory: A Primer (Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic, members of the original movement, have written a primer for nonlawyers that makes the now sprawling literature of critical race theory easily accessible to the beginner.) This brief book would be good for a discussion group since there are discussion questions at the end and suggested readings.
Answering Your Questions About CRT (Five PBS News Hour 2-minute Videos)
Collaborating with women of color is a great way to get to know each other and possibly present programs together. National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) is an organization with sections (like our branches) all around Virginia. Click on this link to see if a section is in your community.
One of the goals of the AAUW Strategic Plan is to “embody the goals and spirit of inclusion, diversity and intersectionality across all AAUW activities and participants.” The Diversity and Equity Committee was focused on this goal as the Toolkit was developed.
The AAUW Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) resources aim to identify best practices for promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion within AAUW. These resources present guidelines for how AAUW branches, national members, student members and individual members can demonstrate an understanding of AAUW’s mission, values, goals and strategic plan. It is meant to start the inclusion conversation. We encourage all members to seek ways to incorporate inclusive practices into their branches and daily life.
The Color of Law – by Richard Rothstein
Here is an article from NPR that discusses the book: https://www.npr.org/2017/05/17/528822128/the-color-of-law-details-how-u-s-housing-policies-created-segregation
National Museum of African American History and Culture: Talking About Race.
Resources for Group Discussions Regarding the Book Waking Up White by Debby Irving Resource #1 Resource #2
Website for resources on films, videos, books: Challenging Racism
Talking About Race (National Museum of African American History & Culture)
VIDEOS/DOCUMENTARIES (Click on each to learn more, or to view)