Read, Listen, Watch List for Learning about Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
July 5, 2021
Did you miss one of our Read, Listen, Watch sessions on important DEI topics, but still want to follow along with the books, podcasts or films? This list is for you!
What’s Read, Listen, Watch?
ULI Colorado’s Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) leaders host our “Read, Listen, Watch” Sessions on themes related to DEI. Before each session, participants can choose to either read, listen to, or watch one of the media options (feel free to review all three if you have time!). During the virtual session, a ULI Colorado volunteer will present the theme and pose a few discussion questions to the group. Participants will be divided into breakout groups to discuss the content and theme, with the support of conversation guidelines. This is a new series of discussions among ULI Colorado members, meant to explore and expand understanding of key Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) topics.
“Equity by Design” on March 11, 2021:
- Read: The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein
- Listen: NPR: Codeswitch – Location! Location! Location! (35-minutes)
- Watch: Segregated by Design (17-minutes)
“How to be Anti-Racist” on May 18, 2021 from 4-5pm:
- Read: How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
- Listen: “Historian Ibram X. Kendi On ‘How To Be An Antiracist’” by NPR Reset (21 min)
- Watch: Book Talk with Ibram X. Kendi on “How to Be an Antiracist” by The Aspen Institute (72 min)
“Access to Capital” on August 5, 2021 from 4-5pm:
- Read: Pulitzer Prize finalist Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
- Listen: “Why Access to Capital and Financial Knowledge are Essentials to Building Wealth” from NPR
- Watch: “Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership” lecture by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor hosted by Social Science Matrix at UC Berkeley
“Caste” on October 19, 2021 from 4-5pm:
- Read: Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Pulitzer Prize winner Isabel Wilkerson
- Listen: “It’s More Than Racism: Isabel Wilkerson Explains America’s ‘Caste’ System” from NPR
- Watch: “Caste in America: Isabel Wilkerson with John Dickerson” from the New York Public Library (content begins at 12:00)
“The Holly” on January 12, 2022 from 4-5pm:
- Read: The Holly: Five Bullets, One Gun, and the Struggle To Save an American Neighborhood by Julian Rubinstein
- Listen: “The Story Of A Denver Neighborhood In ‘The Holly’” by NPR (8 min)
- Watch: “Live Stream with Julian Rubinstein” by Tattered Cover (1 hour, content starts at 9:00)
“Reparations” on March 10, 2022 from 4-5pm (click here to register):
- Read: “The Case for Reparations” by Ta-Nehisi Coates in The Atlantic (~15,000 words)
- Listen: Audio version of the article from The Atlantic on Soundcloud (1 hour 28 minutes)
- Watch: “Writer Ta-Nehisi Coates Makes the Case for Reparations at Historic Congressional Hearing” by Democracy Now on YouTube (8 minutes)
Watch our events page for upcoming Read, Listen, Watch sessions!