FACE Discussion and Learning Group
Building on the Virtual Coffee Houses and bias training last year, the FACE Committee has started a “Discussion and Learning” Group. The purpose of the group is to dive into a specific topic each year and provide a place for learning and growing for individuals in our community.
This year we will be reading and discussing Jennifer Eberhardt’s book “Biased”. Eberhardt’s book focuses on the science and implications of societal and personal biases plus how we can change our behavior to help end our role in perpetuating the consequences of bias. An introduction to the book can be found at https://youtu.be/pD5a3-v9KZs.
While it is hard to confront our own bias and racism, awareness and discussion is a step in healing. We will move through the book a few chapters at a time for the rest of the year. Reading the book is encouraged but it is not required to participate. You also are welcome to join discussions if you have missed past meetings. The book is available with the following resources:
For borrow at the Pierce County library (audio, ebook and hard copy)
For gifting from the Chambers PTA (email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like a copy)
We plan to meet virtually every 3 to 4 weeks on Thursday evening from 7:15 to 8:15pm.
Google Meet Link: https://meet.google.com/bfs-yqqw-pbj
Future Dates are as follows:
Part 1: The Science Behind Our Bias
December 2, 2021: Chapters 1 and 2 (36 pages)
Part 2: How Racial Bias Shows Up in Society
January 6: Chapters 3 and 4 (50 pages)
February 3: Chapters 5 and 6 (58 pages) (deferred to March meeting)
Part 3: Changes We All Can Make
March 3: Chapter 7 (40 pages)
April 28: Chapters 8 and 9 (66 pages)
May 26: Chapter 10 and Conclusion (42 pages)
To read questions and access Google drive content, click here.
The meeting login information will be posted on our Chamber PTA Facebook page and an email will be sent to those who sign up (To sign up for the meeting invite, click here).