Our book for February's Social Justice Book Club will be How to Be an Antiracist by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, and we will split the discussion into two parts. Last week, we discussed the themes of the book presented in his Ted Talk: “The Difference Between Being ‘Not Racist’ and Antiracist."
This week, we will take a deeper dive into the text during our regular book club session. The discussion will be co-facilitated by educators from Bloomfield Public Schools. We are excited to announce that, thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the Bloomfield Public Library, we are able to give participants in the program free copies of this important book! Call the library to schedule a curbside pickup.
Dr. Kendi’s concept of antiracism re-energizes 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.
Upon registering your email for this program, you will receive the Zoom link to join. All participants will start with video off and sound muted. No computer/internet at home? Call the Library for the phone number, meeting ID, and password and join us over the phone.