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Online Book Discussion: “How to Be an Antiracist” – by Ibram X. Kendi
August 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
As a part of our commitment to antiracist programming, we invite you to participate in an online discussion. This book club will give participants the chance to explore critical concepts dealing with race and antiracism, as set out in Ibram X. Kendi’s #1 New York Times best-selling book, How to Be an Antiracist. We will explore how the concept of race was invented to support an economy based first on enslavement and later on maintaining profound economic inequality. We will look at ways that race and racism intersect with other kinds of prejudice like sexism and homophobia. We will establish a safe space in which to learn more about contemporary approaches to stop racism. And we will discuss specific ways we may conduct ourselves to actively reduce the harm that racism causes.
There are two occurrences of this event scheduled so far: August 9th from 4 – 5:30 p.m. and August 16th from 4 – 5:30 p.m. Register for one or the other. Participation will be limited to maintain a high-quality online discussion environment.
After you register, please purchase a copy of the book at your earliest convenience.
We recommend that you start by watching a short video, “The Origin of Race in the USA” (10 minutes 15 seconds). Please be sure to allocate enough time to read the book before our meeting. (Read time: slow readers–11 hours; average readers–6 hours; fast readers– <4 hours). Registered participants will receive a discussion sheet one week before our meeting.
The discussion will be led by Daisho John Corso-Esquivel, an art historian who has published on the topic of race in contemporary art.
All are welcome.
This program is free. If you have the ability, please donate to enable us to keep this program free and open to all.
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