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Staff Council DEI Book Club Kick-off!

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The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee invites you to join us in reading, We Can't Talk about That at Work!: How to Talk about Race, Religion, Politics, and Other Polarizing Topics by Mary-Francis Winters.  

Madelyn Washington from the M.D. Anderson Library has offered to lead us in two discussions to share our thoughts on the book. 

Register to participate in the Staff Council DEI Book Club.

Learn more about the book club at its kick-off session scheduled for Wednesday, November 16, 2022 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 p.m. Meeting ID: 232 000 644 57 Passcode: DgSCGx

More information forthcoming.

Inaugural Book Reading:

Title: We Can't Talk about That at Work!: How to Talk about Race, Religion, Politics, and Other Polarizing Topics

Author: Mary-Frances Winters

Moderator: Madelyn Washington

How to Get Your Book:

Discussion Dates: 
  • Chapters 1-4 Discussion, Friday January 13th 2023 (Virtual)
  • Chapters 5-7 Discussion, February TBD

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About DEI

  • Leadership

    Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Co-Chairs

    Debbie Samuels


    Callista Brown


    Interested in joining the DEI committee? Please contact this year's DEI Co-Chairs.

  • Mission

    The Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee (DEI) is responsible for recommending and promoting diverse, equitable, and inclusive initiatives in alignment with University of Houston’s values to enrich the University’s culture and enhance the staff experience.


    Staff Council DEI Resources

    UH Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion


    DEI Committee Meetings

    The Staff Council DEI Committee meets every third Wednesday of the month. Contact Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee Co-Chairs to receive the meeting invitation. All staff, faculty, and students are welcome!

  • Objectives

    • To disseminate information to the Council and staff concerning diversity programs/activities and seek support from the Council to promote and encourage staff participation.
    • To actively solicit, promote, and interact with diverse groups on campus and in the community in support of their goals as well as jointly sponsored events/programs.
    • To request annual updates from the University on the progress made toward increasing diversity and inclusion of staff on campus and report out to Staff Council annually.
    • To work with the University of Houston to help build and promote an inclusive work culture that encourages, supports, and celebrates the diversity of experiences, cultural backgrounds, and ideas among our staff.