Book in Common Lecture
A Conversation with Ibram X. Kendi
Wednesday, April 21 | 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Buy Tickets: Free
The author of How to Be an Antiracist, the 2020-2021 Book in Common, will participate in a conversation moderated by Dr. Kim Jaxon, Professor of English at Chico State, and Associated Students’ President and Agricultural Science and Education major, Bre Holbert.The conversation will situate the central themes of the book, including definitions and examples of anti-racism and racism, and discuss how to move from reflection to taking meaningful action on issues of racial equity.
This is a free virtual event open to the Chico State campus and the North State community.
About the Book
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.
About Book in Common
The Book in Common is a shared, community read, designed to promote discussion and understanding of important issues facing the broader community. The Book in Common is a partnership between the City of Chico, Mechoopda Indian Tribe of Chico Rancheria, Chico State and Butte College.
This event is made possible through partnerships with the Book to Action initiative from California Center for the Book and California Library Association; OC Public Libraries; Butte College’s Diversity Committee; and the Office of the President and the Division of Academic Affairs at Chico State.
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