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The Hate U Give

16 October 2018

George IV read The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas and thinks everyone else should, too.

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Sensitivity and Censorship

20 November 2018

Eden read Uncensored: My Life and Uncomfortable Conversations at the Intersection of Black and White America by Zachary Wood and examined what makes her uncomfortable about controversial topics.

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Women Need Fewer Mentors and More Sponsors

12 March 2019

Allison read Sponsoring Women in the #MeToo Era by Lisa Cannell with insights from Martin Davidson and was grateful for a summary of compelling research and practical tips for how we can all address the inequality women face in the workplace.

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Men Can Do A Lot to Help Women Advance

18 June 2019

Barbara read Men as Allies: Engaging Men to Advance Women in the Workplace and 7 Tips for Men Who Want to Support Equality and appreciated the practical advice.

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Appreciating Differences

1 August 2019

Rachel read Mister Horizontal & Miss Vertical by Noémie Révah with illustrations by Olimpia Zagnoli and appreciated the magic of differences colliding to create something new. (She also imagined reading this lovely lesson in its original French, and was grateful for the English translation.)

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UVA’s Memorial to Enslaved Laborers

21 January 2020

Allison read UVAToday’s The Bigger Picture: Memorial to Enslaved Laborers Nears Finish Line and reflected on how much this milestone means to her.

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Enjoy Little Leaders with Your Little People at #VABOOK2020

3 March 2020

Allison read Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History by Vashti Harrison and got excited for one of her favorite annual events plus the chance to learn with some of her favorite little people.

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Grieving Breath by Breath

9 June 2020

Allison watched Shelby Marie Edwards’ Grieving 101 Mini Series and was grateful for wisdom and laughter from a new mentee.

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We’re Going to Be O.K.

7 July 2020

Allison read We’re Going to Be O.K. by Dr. Ebony Jade Hilton and Dr. Leigh-Ann Webb with illustrations by Ashleigh Corrin Webb. It sure was comforting to be reminded there are practical things we can do to stay safe, healthy, and optimistic during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Recognizing my Privilege

4 August 2020

Janie read Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do by Jennifer Eberhardt and considered ways that she can be more aware of her privilege and her own biases going forward. 

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BLM! What Should I Do Next?

13 October 2020

Allison asked herself and the team at IDEA Minds what they recommend when someone white says to us, “I agree Black Lives Matter, but what should I do next?”

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Do You Have Black Friends, or Do You Just Know Black People?

30 March 2021

Allison was asked to be a speaker in The Center at Belvedere’s program, Building a More Inclusive Community: Local Voices on Diversity. She was honored to be invited, but also daunted by her assigned topic.

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House of Music Inspires!

17 August 2021

Barbara read House of Music by Kadiatu Kennah-Mason and was inspired by how hard young children would work to perfect their art when supported and encouraged by parents who sacrificed so much.

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