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The NASW-NYC CARES Virtual Book Club

The NASW-NYC CARES Virtual Book Club is designed to bring members together and foster an open and collaborative space where members can engage in meaningful discussions about social justice issues as well as practice and policy issues that affect the profession.  The NASW-NYC CARES Virtual Book Club is also a venture to support local, independently owned bookstores in NYC.

NASW Members, please click HERE for your Member-Exclusive access, which includes:

  • Access to register for the member-exclusive monthly book discussion
  • Access to a listing of supplemental materials for the monthly book selection
  • Exclusive discounts on that month’s book selection from the featured NYC bookstore of the month
  • Chances to win exclusive quarterly member giveaway contests


August 2020 Featured NYC Bookstore of the Month



From the website: 

"McNally Jackson is an independent bookstore in New York City. We aspire to be the center of Manhattan’s literary culture: witness our events, our two floors of books, our engaged staff. Not to mention our bustling café, because what, after all, is reading without coffee? Yes, we arrange our literature by nation, but we’ll be glad to help if you find yourself lost amongst the Europeans. (We sell travel guides, too.)

You can’t be the center of any kind of culture without being online. Whatever your bookish preference—e or otherwise—you can now shop McNally Jackson from home. Start searching at the top of your screen, or have a look at what we recommend. We deliver throughout Manhattan and will happily ship anywhere in the country. Elsewhere, you can reblog us on tumblr, friend us on facebook, and follow us on twitter.

Of course, we’d love to see you. We’re at 52 Prince Street, between Lafayette and Mulberry—steps from the from the Spring Street 6 stop, Broadway-Lafayette on the BDFM, Prince Street on the NR, and the Bowery JZ stop. Say hello."


NASW-NYC urges you all to visit and support McNally Jackson Books by purchasing the book selection through them.


August 2020 Book Selection of the Month



Title: The Person You Mean to Be: How Good People Fight Bias 

Author: Dolly Chugh 

ISBN-13: 978-0062692184




An inspiring guide from Dolly Chugh, an award-winning social psychologist at the New York University Stern School of Business, on how to confront difficult issues including sexism, racism, inequality, and injustice so that you can make the world (and yourself) better.

Many of us believe in equality, diversity, and inclusion. But how do we stand up for those values in our turbulent world? The Person You Mean to Be is the smart, "semi-bold" person’s guide to fighting for what you believe in.

Dolly reveals the surprising causes of inequality, grounded in the "psychology of good people". Using her research findings in unconscious bias as well as work across psychology, sociology, economics, political science, and other disciplines, she offers practical tools to respectfully and effectively talk politics with family, to be a better colleague to people who don’t look like you, and to avoid being a well-intentioned barrier to equality. Being the person we mean to be starts with a look at ourselves.

She argues that the only way to be on the right side of history is to be a good-ish— rather than good—person. Good-ish people are always growing. Second, she helps you find your "ordinary privilege"—the part of your everyday identity you take for granted, such as race for a white person, sexual orientation for a straight person, gender for a man, or education for a college graduate. This part of your identity may bring blind spots, but it is your best tool for influencing change. Third, Dolly introduces the psychological reasons that make it hard for us to see the bias in and around us. She leads you from willful ignorance to willful awareness. Finally, she guides you on how, when, and whom, to engage (and not engage) in your workplaces, homes, and communities. Her science-based approach is a method any of us can put to use in all parts of our life.

Whether you are a long-time activist or new to the fight, you can start from where you are. Through the compelling stories Dolly shares and the surprising science she reports, Dolly guides each of us closer to being the person we mean to be.



Please note that the resources and recommendations provided for the purposes of this group are just that and in no way reflect the views or opinions of the NASW-NYC Chapter.

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