How to be an Anti-Racist Book Discussion

How to be an Anti-Racist Book Discussion Group
Thursdays at 6:30, August 27 – October 1
(excluding September 17)
Recently, as individuals have spoken about racial injustice in this country they have often said that it is not enough to be “not racist”, but that we need to be “anti-racist.”  Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, in his book, How to be an Anti-racist, says the following:

The opposite of racist isn’t “not racist.” It is “anti-racist.” What’s the difference? One endorses either the idea of a racial hierarchy as a racist, or racial equality as an anti-racist. One either believes problems are rooted in groups of people, as a racist, or locates the roots of problems in power and policies, as an anti-racist. One either allows racial inequities to persevere, as a racist, or confronts racial inequities, as an anti-racist. There is no in-between safe space of “not racist.”

Please join us for a Zoom discussion of Kendi’s book on Thursday evenings at 6:30pm beginning August 27. Books are available in hard cover, paperback or electronic versions from Amazon.com and Bookshop.org. Our first meeting will begin with a discussion of the Introduction and chapters 1-4, with subsequent groupings of chapters through October 1 (we will not meet September 17 because of the Council meeting). A video interview of Dr. Kendi discussing his book is available on Youtube at “How to be an Anti-racist“. A second video entitled, “Expanding the Table for Racial Equity: Structural Racism” is also available on Youtube.

Link to Zoom meeting
Meeting ID: 842 4338 2097
Or join us by phone at: 1 669 900 9128