This October is UMKC’s 15th annual Social Justice Book & Lecture Series, and the 2020 book selection is How to be an Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi.
UMKC Librarian Tracey Hughes will lead a live, virtual book discussion of Kendi’s How to be an Antiracist on October 29. The book combines Kendi’s personal knowledge of racism’s effects with a deeper understanding of its systemic nature, and presents antiracism as not merely a catchphrase, but more accurately, a call to action. The discussion will explore concepts from the book, which is considered “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.”
The event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.
Here are more ways to engage with anti-racist reading this month, brought to you by the UMKC Libraries:
Visit the Anti-Racist Reading List Book Display
Based on Kendi’s “Anti-Racist Reading List,” published in The Atlantic on February 12, 2019, this month-long book display includes the reading list titles owned by UMKC Libraries, and other books that readers can check out to contribute to their anti-racist education.
Read from the Anti-Racist Virtual Reading List
See the entire reading list on the UMKC library website, where we link to our copies of the recommended books, or other places you can borrow them.