Virtual Event: Anti-Racism Book Discussion

  Dates & times
  • Sun, 05/03/2020 - 2:00pm
  Category Book Club
  Age Groups Adult


Let's TalkHow To Be An Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

2-3:30pm Sunday May 3, 2020

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Talking about race can feel uncomfortable, but not talking about it allows injustice to continue. Join us throughout the year to discuss books that explore racism, bias, and privilege as we work to build inclusive communities. Everyone welcome! All participants agree to be open-minded, accepting, curious, discovery-oriented, and sincere. Presented in partnership with SURJ (Showing up for Racial Justice) 

  Limited number of copies of the book available from CloudLibrary 

Can't access the book? Check out this hour-long interview with Ibram X. Kendi at the Aspen Ideas Festival in July 2019.  View the clips used in the  presentation.


How To Be An Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

Antiracism is a transformative concept that reorients and reenergizes the conversation about racism—and, even more fundamentally, points us toward liberating new ways of thinking about ourselves and each other. At its core, racism is a powerful system that creates false hierarchies of human value; its warped logic extends beyond race, from the way we regard people of different ethnicities or skin colors to the way we treat people of different sexes, gender identities, and body types. Racism intersects with class and culture and geography and even changes the way we see and value ourselves. In How to Be an Antiracist, Kendi takes readers through a widening circle of antiracist ideas—from the most basic concepts to visionary possibilites—that will help readers see all forms of racism clearly, understand their poisonous consequences, and work to oppose them in our systems and in ourselves.

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • Time • NPR • The Washington Post • Shelf Awareness • Library Journal • Publishers Weekly • Kirkus Reviews


“Ibram Kendi’s work, through both his books and the Antiracist Research and Policy Center, is vital in today’s sociopolitical climate. As a society, we need to start treating antiracism as action, not emotion—and Kendi is helping us do that.”—Ijeoma Oluo, author of So You Want to Talk About Race

“Ibram Kendi is today’s visionary in the enduring struggle for racial justice. In this personal and revelatory new work, he yet again holds up a transformative lens, challenging both mainstream and antiracist orthodoxy. He illuminates the foundations of racism in revolutionary new ways, and I am consistently challenged and inspired by his analysis. How to Be an Antiracist offers us a necessary and critical way forward.”—Robin DiAngelo, New York Times bestselling author of White Fragility