On Thursday, August 27th at 8:00 PM ET on Zoom, One World will be hosting a virtual book club for Ibram X. Kendi’s How to Be an Antiracist, led by One World’s publisher, Chris Jackson. A #1 New York Times bestseller, How to Be an Antiracist has been called “the most courageous book to date on the problem of race in the Western mind” by The New York Times.
The One World Ideas x Action Book Club asks readers to reflect on how we can transform the spirit and ideals of these texts into actionable change in the real world. This is an opportunity for readers to come together and discuss Professor Kendi’s book and their thoughts on racism and antiracism—systemically, historically, and in their personal lives. For anyone who has not had the time to finish How To Be An Antiracist, we recommend watching our Ideas x Action event with Professor Kendi and Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha. (Please note the author will not be present: This is book club is a forum for discussion among readers.)
Special thanks to our partners, including The Boston University Center for Antiracist Research. The mission of the Center is to convene researchers and practitioners from various disciplines to figure out novel and practical ways to understand, explain, and solve seemingly intractable problems of racial inequity and injustice. We foster exhaustive racial research, research-based policy innovation, data-driven educational and advocacy campaigns, and narrative-change initiatives. We are working toward building an antiracist society that ensures equity and justice for all.
Additional thanks to The Marguerite Casey Foundation, who generously provided free copies to those who requested one. The Marguerite Casey Foundation is dedicated to helping low-income families build power, strengthen their voice, and mobilize their communities in order to achieve a more just and equitable society for all. Our ongoing partnership aims to connect some of the nation’s leading writers with organizers, influencers, and readers, and engage them in national conversations about equity, truth, and power.
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