Faculty & Staff Book Club

Potomac's antiracist book club meets at least once a month to discuss issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion through the lens of some award-winning, thought-provoking reads. Since the club's inception in 2019, participants have learned and grown together while reading works such as Ibram X. Kendi's How to Be an Antiracist, Ijeoma Oluo's So You Want to Talk about Race, and Verna A. Myer's What If I Say the Wrong Thing? Guidelines and expectations for productive discussions are laid out before the beginning of each meeting. Ultimately, club members strive to apply what they learn to furthering DEI efforts at The Potomac School.

Spring 2019

What If I Say The Wrong Thing,  by Verna A. Myer
What if I Say the Wrong Thing

 

Summer 2019

How To Be An Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi
Hoe to be an antiracist

 

Fall 2019 Book

Waking Up White, by Debby Irving

 


Waking up White

 

Winter 2019 Book

So You Want to Talk About Race,  by Ijeoma Oluo

 

So You Want to Talk About Race

 

Spring 2020 Book

Erasing Institutional Bias: How to Create Systemic Change for Organizational Inclusion, by Tiffany Jana and Ashley Diaz Mejias
Erasing Institutional Bias

 

Summer 2020 Book

White Fragility, by Robin DiAngelo

 

White Fragility

 

Summer 2020 Book

Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome, by Dr. Joy DeGruy
Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome

 

Summer 2020 Book

Beloved, by Toni Morrison
Beloved