Book Discussion: How to Be an Antiracist

Cover of How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

Tuesdays, June 1, 15, and 29, 7–8:30 p.m. via Zoom

Registration is open now for a three-part discussion series on the book How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi. There is no charge for this course, which will be co-facilitated by UUC Member Jonathan Tweet and UUC Senior Minister, the Rev. Jon Luopa. All are welcome. The meeting dates are Tuesdays, June 1, 15, and 29, from 7–8:30 p.m. on Zoom. There may be an option to meet at UUC too—indicate your interest in this when you register.

The UUA Bookstore, which carries the book, describes it as follows: 

From the National Book Award–winning author comes a bracingly original approach to understanding and uprooting racism and inequality in our society.

The only way to undo racism is to consistently identify and describe it—and then dismantle it.

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. In How to Be an Antiracist, 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 this book, Kendi weaves an electrifying combination of ethics, history, law, and science, bringing it all together with an engaging personal narrative of his own awakening to antiracism. How to Be an Antiracist is an essential work for anyone who wants to go beyond an awareness of racism to the next step: contributing to the formation of a truly just and equitable society.

Click here for more information about the discussion group and to register.