What is the book club?
The ASG book club is a way for students to come together and have meaningful discussions over a selected reading. Our first selection is "How to Be An Antiracist" by Ibrahim X. Kendi.
What is the book about?
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.
Do I need to purchase the book if I participate?
No. ASG will provide a free copy of the book for you to participate.
How often will we meet?
We will meet once a month for an hour and half to discuss the major themes of the book as well as how it connects to our lives today.
Discussions will include a mediator from ASG to keep the conversations going, as well as provide a safe and welcoming space for all to contribute their own opinions