Our annual Gathering of Leaders is just days away! Before we head down to Atlanta on March 1, we asked our community to join us in reading these pieces to inform our dialogue on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Take 5!
For Minimalists - please read:
- Why America is Self-Segregating by danah boyd, Points Blog of the Data and Society Community
- The Real Reasons the U.S. Became Less Racist Toward Asian Americans, Jeff Guo, 11/29/16, Washington Post, Wonkblog
- Let America Be America Again, Langston Hughes
For Maximalists: after reading the above, we invite you to check out more from the heap of insightful and provocative (at least, to us) pre-read and pre-view materials that we’ve amassed over the past year:
- Anthony Anderson Monologue “Black Resilience in America” – a post-election segment from the TV program, Blackish (video clip)
- How to Build an Autocracy, David Frum, The Atlantic, March 2017
- Why Social Ventures Need Systems Thinking, Vanessa Kirsch, Jim Bildner and Jeff Walker, Harvard Business Review, July 2016
- Moving Toward a Better Future for Measurement: How can monitoring, evaluation, and learning become even more powerful tools for social sector leaders? Rhonda Evans, Gabriel Kasper, and Tony Siesfeld, Stanford Social Innovation Review, February 2017
And, for Newcomers (or anyone who has never viewed it) – please watch The Danger of a Single Story, a TED talk by novelist Chimamanda Adichie that served as a pre-view for the 2016 Gathering.