Food for Thought

As you begin preparing for and thinking about this year’s conference, you might find that the following books and TED talks provide some important food for thought.


Robert A. Williams, Vampires Anonymous and Critical Race Practice, 95 Mich. L. Rev. 741 (1997).


Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

The Changs Next Door to the Díazes by Wendy Cheng

The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

The Fire This Time by Jesmyn Ward (ed.)

From a Native Daughter by Haunani-Kay Trask

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Men We Reaped by Jesmyn Ward

Moving Diversity Forward: How to Go From Well-Meaning to Well-Doing by Vernā A. Myers

The Next IQ: The Next Level of Intelligence for 21st Century Leaders by Arin Reeves

Redefining Realness by Janet Mock

This Bridge Called My Back by Cherríe Moraga & Gloria Anzaldúa (eds.)

Waking Up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race by Debby Irving

The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

What If I Say the Wrong Thing? 25 Habits for Culturally Effective People by Vernā A. Myers

Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affects Us and What We Can Do by Claude M. Steele

TED Talks

Vernā Myers: How to overcome our biases? Walk boldly toward them (17:49, Nov 2014)

Angélica Dass: The beauty of human skin in every color (11:27, Feb 2016)

Assn of Legal Writing Directors 2017 Biennial Conference program