Date: Wednesday, February 5th, 2020
Time: 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
Location: University Union, Capitol Room Connecting to QC Complex 1102
Instructor(s): Rocio Ayard ochoa, Tracy Davis, Andrea Henderson, Laila Mccloud, Janice Welsch
Description: Faculty and staff are invited to begin the Spring semester by participating in a discussion series focusing on Ibram X. Kendi’s How to Be an Antiracist. The four discussions are scheduled for four consecutive Wednesdays, January 15, 22, and 29, and February 5, 2020, from Noon to 12:50 in the Capitol Room in the Univerity Union.
Ibram X. Kendi is the author of Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, the 2016 winner of the National Book Award for Nonfiction. In How to Be an Antiracist he explores his own history of racism and with the support of statistical data and analyses of key issues related to race in the United States, he chronicles his journey to antiracist perspectives. Kendi invites readers not only to explore their experiences and examine how cultures influence them, but also to challenge the racist ideas that contribute to social and economic inequality in this country.
The discussion should help participants move beyond a simple awareness of racism to active support of antiracist policies and actions.
Four copies of the book How to Be an Antiracist are on Reserve at Malpass Library. Compliments of UPI.
Seats Available: 20