||Thursday October 8, 2020
As part of the Barristers Club Racial Justice Initiative, we are thrilled to launch our Book Club. The Book Club will include books from a variety of genres regarding issues of race in America. As part of the Barristers Club's mission to develop new attorneys, this reading program is intended to be an opportunity to continue to educate our members about themselves, each other, and the communities in which we practice. Come as often or as rarely as you like. All we ask is that you read the chapters assigned for the Book Club meeting you attend.
For our second meeting, we will be discussing chapters 5-18 of "How to be an Anti-Racist" by Ibram X. Kendi.
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.
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. How to Be an Antiracist promises to become an essential book for anyone who wants to go beyond an awareness of racism to the next step of contributing to the formation of a truly just and equitable society.
This program is brought to you by The Barristers Club Racial Justice Initiative, which seeks to educate the legal community and public about issues of racism, police brutality, criminal justice reform, and how to be an ally. Learn more about the initiative and view upcoming events and programshere.
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