We exist to explore great books and great ideas related to “Software Leadership”. While our target audience is managers, directors, and VPs within software engineering organizations, all are welcome to come and participate. Whether you’re exploring the idea of taking on a leadership role, or simply interested in the books we read, you will be welcome to participate in our discussions. In fact, your different perspective will help us have a much more interesting discussion – if you’re not sure you belong… you do!
*BLACK LIVES MATTER* and our choice for our next book was obvious to us.
We might be more accurately described as a "YOU-DON'T-NEED-TO-READ-THE-BOOK-TO-TALK-ABOUT-IT-CLUB", please join us!
We always strive have a community-driven, inclusive discussion. For those of you that do read the book, if you'd take a moment to share a passage that you'd like to discuss add it to this google slideshow:
Also take a moment to indicate your interest in other quotes and thoughts with a comment or an inline note -- we'll pull these together in some semblance of order before the meetup.
Here's the publisher description of this month's book:
Ibram X. Kendi's concept of antiracism reenergizes and reshapes the conversation about racial justice in America--but even more fundamentally, points us toward liberating new ways of thinking about ourselves and each other. Instead of working with the policies and system we have in place, Kendi asks us to think about what an antiracist society might look like, and how we can play an active role in building it.
In his memoir, Kendi weaves together an electrifying combination of ethics, history, law, and science--including the story of his own awakening to antiracism--bringing it all together in a cogent, accessible form. He begins by helping us rethink our most deeply held, if implicit, beliefs and our most intimate personal relationships (including beliefs about race and IQ and interracial social relations) and reexamines the policies and larger social arrangements we support. How to Be an Antiracist promises to become an essential book for anyone who wants to go beyond an awareness of racism to the next step of contributing to the formation of a truly just and equitable society.
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