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Book Club Meeting: Blindspot by Mahzarin R. Banaji
April 5 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The UHM LIS Diversity Council in partnership with the new Progressive Librarians Guild (UHM chapter) has started a new LIS community book club and the entire LIS community in invited to participate! Our goal is twofold:
1. To use reading, books and discussion to foster the LIS community;
2. To use reading and books as prompts for discussion of pertinent issues related to diversity and social justice.
We will be meeting to discuss our first book, Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People by Mahzarin R. Banaji & Anthony G. Greenwald.
“Self-perceptions are challenged by leading psychologists Mahzarin R. Banaji and Anthony G. Greenwald as they explore the hidden biases we all carry from a lifetime of exposure to cultural attitudes about age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, social class, sexuality, disability status, and nationality. In Blindspot, the authors reveal hidden biases based on their experience with the Implicit Association Test, a method that has revolutionized the way scientists learn about the human mind and that gives us a glimpse into what lies within the metaphoric blindspot.”
You can read along even if you will be unable to attend the book club meetings, and you are still welcome to attend the book club meetings if you do not have time to read the books. Check out the implicit bias test: https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/