Time & Location
Jul 18, 2020, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM CDT
About the Event
Antiracism & Me is an educational series organized by the Peace & Conciliation Project that aims to reframe the role of the white community in dismantling systems of white supremacy — shifting from a stance of ally (a support role) to one of direct engagement and personal responsibility.
While this series is designed to educate the white community, so they may transcend the role of ally and assume individual and collective responsibility for creating an equitable and justice society, people of every race, ethnicity, gender, and religious affiliation are welcome to participate.
Join us July 18 for a discussion on How to Be an Antiracist by Ibrim X. Kendi. This event is designed to create personal action. Advanced reading is required.
About the Book
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 it's 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 posionous consequences, and work to oppose them in our systems and in ourselves.
Kendi weaves an electrifying combination of ethics, history, law, and science with his own personal story of awakening to antiracism. This is an essential work for anyone who wants to go beyond the awareness of racism to the next step: contributing to the formation of a just and equitable society.
How to Be Antiracist