This summer has seen an unprecedented groundswell of support for the racial justice movement in America. Sparked by the killings of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd, uprisings across the country have led to challenging and critical discussions around race and equity.
One of the ways we can all work towards a more equitable future is to educate ourselves on how that future is built. Ibram X. Kendi’s How to Be an Antiracist provides one part of that roadmap, and we can’t wait to begin discussing it with you.
Here is an excerpt from the author’s website outlining the book:
Ibram X. Kendi’s concept of antiracism reenergizes and reshapes the conversation about racial justice in America–but even more fundamentally, points us toward liberating new ways of thinking about ourselves and each other. Instead of working with the policies and system we have in place, Kendi asks us to think about what an antiracist society might look like, and how we can play an active role in building it.
Listed below is a tentative timeline for our discussion, so we encourage you to seek out your copy from your local library or independent bookstore soon and start reading!
• August 6th: Obtain your copy of the book
• August 20th: Finish reading the Introduction and Chapters 1-4
• August 27th: Finish reading Chapters 5-8
• September 3rd: Finish reading Chapters 9-11
• October 1st: Finish the book and join our end-of-book discussions
**We will also be scheduling a virtual Zoom discussion for later in this month — so stay tuned for more details!**
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