Anti-Racist Book Club Discusses So You Want to Talk About Race
ABOUT THE CLUB
You asked and we answered. We are thrilled to begin our Anit-Racist Book Club reading program. We'll discuss anti-racist and foundantional literature. This is a safe, focussed space in which to discuss the systematic structures of racism and the work we can do individually and community wide to dismantal them using the information from our texts and the lessons learned each session. Come as often or as rarely as you like, but whether or not you make this first session we recommend reading How to Be Anti-Racist as a starting place for discussion! This event is free but please RSVP via the ticket link below to get the link for the online conversation with owner Hannah Oliver Depp.
ABOUT THE BOOK
In this New York Times bestseller, Ijeoma Oluo offers a hard-hitting but user-friendly examination of race in America
Widespread reporting on aspects of white supremacy--from police brutality to the mass incarceration of Black Americans--has put a media spotlight on racism in our society. Still, it is a difficult subject to talk about. How do you tell your roommate her jokes are racist? Why did your sister-in-law take umbrage when you asked to touch her hair--and how do you make it right? How do you explain white privilege to your white, privileged friend?
In So You Want to Talk About Race, Ijeoma Oluo guides readers of all races through subjects ranging from intersectionality and affirmative action to "model minorities" in an attempt to make the seemingly impossible possible: honest conversations about race and racism, and how they infect almost every aspect of American life.
"Oluo gives us--both white people and people of color--that language to engage in clear, constructive, and confident dialogue with each other about how to deal with racial prejudices and biases."
--National Book Review
"Generous and empathetic, yet usefully blunt . . . it's for anyone who wants to be smarter and more empathetic about matters of race and engage in more productive anti-racist action."
--Salon (Required Reading)