Welcome! This Guide was originally developed in conjunction with a Fall 2018 book discussion series by and for the ISU Library's Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee. It remains a work in progress as our Committee uses this book as training for building a shared understanding of social justice issues and for grounding our work. The Guide should be useful to others for its content, structure, and syllabus of additional relevant readings. Want to host your own discussion series? Feel free to use / adapt our materials here for your own group discussions on Sensoy & DiAngelo's Is Everyone Really Equal. Just link, cite, and let us know how it goes!
For questions or comments on this Guide, please contact Susan Vega García.
Is Everyone Really Equal?
Library DEI Committee Book Discussion Series,
Fall 2018 & Fall 2019
-Sponsored by Committee on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, ISU Library
Özlem Sensoy and Robin DiAngelo are academic researchers and professors with deep expertise in critical multicultural and social justice education. They are widely recognized as subject experts who have written extensively on DEI topics, social justice education, white fragility, and anti-racism training and practice.
In Fall 2018, the Library's Committee on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion read and discussed Sensoy & DiAngelo's recent book, Is Everyone Really Equal (2017), now in its 2nd edition. The Fall 2019 DEI Committee will read / reread the book again.
The committee group meets twice a month, and each meeting reviews and discusses selected chapters. The topics to be covered include:
Each session will be a facilitated discussion of selected chapters, led by a member of the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee. Members should read our Ground Rules prior to the sessions.
This LibGuide provides information on the discussion series and Sensoy & DiAngelo's writings. Throughout the discussion series, participants can also help compile our #IsEveryoneReallyEqualSyllabus, an annotated bibliography of resources related to topics covered by the group.