SAVE THE DATES!
Continue the conversation with Roanoke City Public Libraries and BOOK CITY ★ Roanoke. Following our August 2019 Indecent Histories event with Dr. Ibram X. Kendi at Melrose Library, we read and discussed Stamped from the Beginning. The book puts power and economic interest first in the analysis of racist ideas in America. To undo the systems now at work, Dr. Kendi contended, we must focus on policy change rather mental change.
What does that look like? What racist policies are woven into our institutions and how do we undo them? Together via Zoom, we’ll meet on four Mondays beginning in September with local experts, drawing on key chapters in Dr. Kendi’s latest book, the bestselling How to Be an Antiracist.
Mondays for 6:30 – 7:30 PM
September 14 – Antiracist Education, with Council Member Anita J. Price and Angela Wimberly.
September 21 – Antiracist Healthcare, with Liz Ackley, Roanoke College.
September 28 – The Antiracist Neighborhood, with City of Roanoke Planning Director Chris Chittum and Neighborhood Services Coordinator Tonya Pickett.
October 5 – The Antiracist City, with Dr. Susan Gooden, L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University; Council Member Trish White-Boyd, and City Manager Bob Cowell.
CHANGE ACADEMY PARTNERS
American Association of University Women Roanoke Valley Branch
Black Girls Matter
Book No Further (Get 10% off the book in-store or using the link)City of Roanoke
Councilmember Bill Bestpitch
Councilmember Joe Cobb
Roanoke Arts Commission
Roanoke Valley Points of Diversity