When Dr. Ibram X. Kendi won the National Book Award for Nonfiction in 2016 for a book about the history of racist ideas in America, some people felt a disconnect. Emerging from eight years of leadership under an African-American president, a narrative was building in America about the emergence of a post-racial society, colorblind to race and valuing merit over skin color.Kendi challenges this notion in his New York Times-bestselling book Stamped from the Beginning, taking an expansive view on race and racist ideas that spans from 15th century Europe until modern day America. Kendi’s insight on racist structures are the focus of his latest book, How to Be an Antiracist, which empowers readers and audiences to not only recognize the pervasive influence of racism and racist ideas, but to actively participate in dismantling them.The February discussion concluded on February 23. Join the email list for a blog recap from hosts Joyce R. Phillip and Dr. Soraira Urquiza.
Feb Book Club Joyce Philip
"The journey to being an anti-racist is not simple. Regardless of your race, gender, ethnicity, age and/or religion, travelling this road is a complex process."
“People, things, and events can seem to come to life in the archive.” This sentiment feels acutely true of Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home, a graphic memoir that attempts to make sense of her father’s life, death, and queerness.
"The Asian American & Pacific Islander experience is paradoxical. It is one of simultaneous action and inaction where survival and silencing pervade existence."
The Women's Caucus takes us on a discussion about imposter syndrome, your voice in the workplace, and more.
Black Caucus chair Kristy Goodwin reflects on a fruitful discussion about purpose.
Dr. Soraira Urquiza and Joyce Philip recap our recent Book Club discussion and their thoughts going forward.
Author to speak at the AACRAO (106th) Annual Meeting.
Thank you to departing chairs Paul McCarty and Holly Halmo.