Diversity at Reed
First Friday Conversations
Each First Friday Conversation happens on the first Friday of the month during the academic year. Ours is a brown-bag lunch series open to all community members. We gather from noon to 1 p.m. to discuss reading materials of relevance to the work promoted by the Office for Institutional Diversity. The goal of these conversations is to engage all members of the Reed community in a congenial conversation that we hope will spark new ways of thinking about inclusivity and diversity. Bring your lunch and join us!
All readings are posted on the Office for Institutional Diversity's Moodle site: "Office for Institutional Diversity Reading Resources."
Video: The Danger of a Single Story-Chimamanda Adichie.
Topic: Voices of Academics from the Working Class
Readings: "Bronx Syndrome" by Stephen Garger and "Complicity in Class Codes" by Irvin Peckham.
Topic: Citizenship Status and Access to Education
Reading: "Withering on the Vine: Why it's hard--and getting harder--for kids of migrant farm workers to get an education" by Liz Dwyer.
Topic: Race part.1
Reading: "Introduction" pgs. 1-33, in Doing Race by Hazel Rose Markus and Paula M.L. Moya.
Topic: Race part. 2
Reading: "Introduction" pgs. 33-93, in Doing Race by Hazel Rose Markus and Paula M.L. Moya
Topic: Achievement Gap in Selective Colleges
Reading: Chapter 1, "The Puzzle of Minority Underachievement" in The Source of the River by Douglas S. Massey, Camille Z. Charles, Garvey F. Lundy, and Mary J. Fischer.
Topic: Fair Housing
Readings: "Failure to Support Fair Housing Act Leads to Subsidized Segregation: Locked Out, parts 1-4."
Friday, April 5, Aspen Room, noon–1 p.m.
Topic: Gender Identity
Video: "Transgender Basics" from the Gender Identity Project (GIP).
Wednesday, May 15, Aspen Room, noon–1 p.m.Topic: Gender in Business
Reading: "No Seat at the Table" by Linda Baker.