Book Title: Building Community: Introduction to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
Book Description: This thought-provoking book helps us recognize systems of oppression that manifest in our society, and encourages us to work proactively, consciously, and continuously to interrupt oppression.
Pushing for social change is a lifelong journey that requires learning and unlearning about lived experiences that differ from our own. This thought-provoking book discusses topics like privilege (Chapter 1); intersectional oppression (Ch. 2); the psychology of conscious and unconscious biases and how to act on them (Chs. 3 and 4). This book provides readers with actionable practices and guidelines to become advocates for social and institutional changes, including how to recognize and avoid common pitfalls in EDI practice (Ch. 5), and how to use inclusive language (Ch. 6). The book unfolds the meaning of effective allyship (Ch. 7), the importance of interrupting oppression (Ch. 8), and steps to operationalize our social justice actions (Ch. 9). Finally, the book positions accessibility in an EDI context and presents a broad selection of resources to aid readers in deepening their knowledge and understanding of EDI (Ch. 10).
Building Community: Introduction to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion by University of Guelph is licensed under a Ontario Commons License, except where otherwise noted.
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