Silent Book Club is an anti-racist organization. We are committed to actively dismantling systemic racism through our brand and activities.
Publishing is a largely homogenous industry, with systems and structures in place that limit access and opportunity, which is reflected in who ends up as published authors: largely white and female. We see ourselves in these numbers, and we aim to dismantle systemic racism with the following commitments:
- Promote BIPOC-owned bookstores, writers, publishers, and other creators through our social channels, website, contests, and events. Commission and pay BIPOC artists for design work.
- Maintain and enforce anti-racist guidelines in our online community, and with chapter organizers.
- Advocate for voting rights and political engagement, and encourage voting within our community. Personally support anti-racist policies and politicians.
- Ensure diversity on our moderation team, including BIPOC and non-US representation. Currently 3/9 of our team is non-white and 2/9 are based outside of the US.
We also commit to performing an audit of our platforms and activities bi-annually, and updating this page on the same timeframe.
Thank you to Ada of Chuan Skincare for inspiration and framing.