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The Conversation Continues...TEAM Westport Virtual Book Club discusses How to be an Antiracist
June 8, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Please join us to continue the conversation about Dr. Ibram Kendi’s book: How to Be an Anti-Racist. Participants will have an opportunity to share thoughts regarding the book and the recent racialized tragedies occurring in our country.
Register here. On the day of the conversation, a private link with password will be sent to you. That link will allow you to join the conversation. If you miss the talk, it will be available for viewing on our YouTube page after the event.
The Westport Library partners with TEAMWestport to host a virtual book club discussion on Dr. Ibram X. Kendi's How to be an Anti-Racist. The conversation will be led by members of TEAMWestport.
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.
In his memoir, Kendi weaves together an electrifying combination of ethics, history, law, and science--including the story of his own awakening to antiracism--bringing it all together in a cogent, accessible form. He begins by helping us rethink our most deeply held, if implicit, beliefs and our most intimate personal relationships (including beliefs about race and IQ and interracial social relations) and reexamines the policies and larger social arrangements we support. How to Be an Antiracist promises to become an essential book for anyone who wants to go beyond an awareness of racism to the next step of contributing to the formation of a truly just and equitable society.
For more information on this topic, please check out our Stop Racial Injustice resource guide.