Book Club

Book Club Term

June – August 2020

Welcome to the WeCOACH Book Club. As a coach, you are constantly looking to find ways to impact your teams and make discoveries from within, we understand that you may not be reading the same books as your friends outside of the world of athletics.

  • Are you a passionate reader looking to connect with like-minded coaches and initiate interactive book discussions in a virtual setting?
  • Are you seeking more accountability to actually read an entire book and stay focused on the content that can help you make improvements?
  • Are you a casual reader, with great ideas, looking to make connections with other coaches?

If you answered “YES” to any of the questions and you are seeking a community to network and meet new coaches, then this Book Club is specifically for you!

Research states that those who participate in book clubs:

  • Are more likely to commit to reading the entire book and sharing thoughts about what they have read and learned with new peers
  • Stay more informed of relevant topics within their network
  • Meet new people
  • Have a platform to share ideas and voice opinions of the book with an invested audience

Program Description

Participants commit to reading the selected book and engaging in discussions during three scheduled Video Meet-Ups during the designated term. Participants will receive questions and discussion topics to explore and reflect prior to each video meet-up, which will help guide discussions.

 

Book Club Eligibility and Requirements

  • Only current WeCOACH members may register and participate.  A current membership must be maintained throughout the Book Club term.
  • Book Clubs will be limited in size.  Registrants will be selected on a first-come, first-served basis.  Those registering after size limits are reached will be placed on a waiting list.
  • Participants must attend all scheduled Video Meet-Ups. Please have respect for your fellow book club members and those who were not accepted into the Book Club that would like to have the opportunity to participate.
  • Participants are willing to interact and engage in Book Club discussion at mandatory Video Meet-Ups.
  • Participants must complete a satisfaction survey at the completion of the program.

Video Meet-Up Schedule

Attendance is mandatory

Date / Time
Thu, June 25 / 12:30p ET (meet & greet, ice breaker, ground rules)
Thu, July 2 / 12:30p ET
Thu, July 16 / 12:30p ET
Thu, July 23 / 12:30p ET
Thu, August 6 / 12:30p ET

 

** Book Club Full – Registration Closed **

“I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness” by Austin Channing Brown

 

From a powerful new voice on racial justice, an eye-opening account of growing up Black, Christian, and female in middle-class white America.

 
 
 
Book Review
Austin Channing Brown’s first encounter with a racialized America came at age seven, when she discovered her parents named her Austin to deceive future employers into thinking she was a white man. Growing up in majority-white schools and churches, Austin writes, “I had to learn what it means to love blackness,” a journey that led to a lifetime spent navigating America’s racial divide as a writer, speaker, and expert helping organizations practice genuine inclusion.
 
In a time when nearly every institution (schools, churches, universities, businesses) claims to value diversity in its mission statement, Austin writes in breathtaking detail about her journey to self-worth and the pitfalls that kill our attempts at racial justice. Her stories bear witness to the complexity of America’s social fabric—from Black Cleveland neighborhoods to private schools in the middle-class suburbs, from prison walls to the boardrooms at majority-white organizations.
 

More About The Author

Austin Channing Brown is a speaker, writer and media producer providing inspired leadership on racial justice in America. She is the executive producer of the web series “The Next Question.” Her writing and work have been featured by outlets such as On Being, The Chicago Tribune, Christianity Today, Sojourners, Shondaland and WNYC.
Moderator: Missy Price, Ph.D., Head Coach, Soccer at Wellesley College

Missy is an NCAA Women Coaches Academy class 35 and Academy 2.0 class 1 graduate. Missy just completed her 4th season with the Wellesley College soccer program. She serves as vice president of the United Soccer Coaches Board of Directors and is current faculty at the NCAA Women Coaches Academies.

 

 

Moderator: Jaunelle White, Senior Associate A.D. / Internal Operations / SWA at IUPUI

Jaunelle joined the IUPUI Athletics Department in May 2018 as Senior Associate Director of Athletics for Internal Operations and Senior Woman Administrator. White sits on the NCAA DI Council and Student-Athlete Experience and DI Degree Completion Award Committees. She’s also part of the IUPUI Chancellor’s Diversity Cabinet and Office for Women Advisory Council.