EFI Book Club

In October 2023 the DEI Working Group created this living document to provide a summary of action items suggested during book club calls. The living document is to be used as a reference to support and inspire activities for EFI that can be developed and led as individuals have time, availability, and interest in doing so. The living document also provides an opportunity to collate and celebrate activities that have taken place that have been inspired by or align with suggestions from the book clubs.

97 Things About Ethics Everyone in Data Science Should Know edited by Bill FranksJuly-August 2023
Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy by Cathy O'NeilJune-July 2022
Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer

Statement developed by the book club participants as a guide for considering data and forecast provenance. "Ecological forecasts, and the data that shape them, are a gift from the community. In this context, the community includes humans, animals, plants, and the land. Forecasts help us to shape decisions that impact our collective community or cultural values in a collaborative framework. We show gratitude for the gifts of ecological forecasts and data when we honor the reciprocal relationships among community members."
June-July 2021
Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel WilkersonDecember 2020-January 2021
Spatio-Temporal Statistics with R by Christopher K. Wikle, Andrew Zammit-Mangion, and Noel CressieAugust-November 2020
The Years That Matter Most: How College Makes or Breaks Us by Paul Tough
Note: This book was originally published as "The Years That Matter Most" now it is "The Inequality Machine"
June-July 2020