What can good people do to help eradicate injustice, racism, sexism and inequality?
That is the question at the center of Dolly Chugh’s research, which focuses on the “psychology of good people.” Chugh, an award-winning associate professor and social psychologist at the New York University Stern School of Business and author of the book “The Person You Mean to Be: How Good People Fight Bias,” will speak to the campus community at 12 – 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7 as part of Cal Poly Pomona’s virtual summer book club.
During the hour-long “poolside chat,” Chugh will cover many of the themes in her book, which include becoming a part of the solution, using ordinary privilege to make change and the importance of engaging with and educating others. The talk also will include a Q&A.
The Office of Inclusive Excellence and Diversity is hosting virtual meetings in advance of her talk to discuss the book. All students, faculty and staff are invited to participate. Around 150 have signed up so far.
The book club is part of the Inclusive Excellence’s ongoing efforts to improve campus climate and promote understanding.
A noted speaker, Chugh’s TED Talk related to the book was named on of the 25 Most Popular Talks of 2018 and currently has more than 4 million views. She has been named one of the Top Most Influential People in Business Ethics and runs a book club with incarcerated students through the NYU Prison Education Program. Prior to her career in academia, Chugh worked at Morgan Stanley, Time Inc., Scholastic and Merrill Lynch.
Book discussions kick off this week, with sessions scheduled for from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 21, 22 and 23. Visit the Office of Inclusive Excellence website to sign up. The book is available for purchase from the Bronco Bookstore.
Join the “poolside chat,” on Aug. 7 with the passcode SUMMER via this zoom link: https://cpp.zoom.us/j/95128158820. The Webinar ID is 951 2815 8820.