Founded in 2017, the Social Justice Syllabus Book Club invites community members to read together on themes related to equality and justice. During our first series, Social Justice Syllabus: Kaepernick’s Reading List, we read and discussed books the New York Times described as being inspirational to quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s activism. This foundational series of readings concluded in the summer of 2018. In our second series, Borders, we read fiction, nonfiction, and poetry about immigration, asylum, and borders. Borders ended in summer of 2019.
Our third series is Pages Against Patriarchy. Join us on the last Sunday of every month for insightful conversation. This meeting of Social Justice Syllabus: Pages Against Patriarchy will discuss Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men by Caroline Criado Perez on Sunday, February 23 at 7pm. Every month our selected titles are discounted 20% through the date of the book club. All are welcome, no purchase required.
Data is fundamental to the modern world. From economic development, to healthcare, to education and public policy, we rely on numbers to allocate resources and make crucial decisions. But because so much data fails to take into account gender, because it treats men as the default and women as atypical, bias and discrimination are baked into our systems. And women pay tremendous costs for this bias, in time, money, and often with their lives.
Celebrated feminist advocate Caroline Criado Perez investigates the shocking root cause of gender inequality and research in Invisible Women, diving into women’s lives at home, the workplace, the public square, the doctor’s office, and more. Built on hundreds of studies in the US, the UK, and around the world, and written with energy, wit, and sparkling intelligence, this is a groundbreaking, unforgettable exposé that will change the way you look at the world.
Winner of the 2019 Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award
Winner of the 2019 Royal Society Science Book Prize