Parents and Alumnae for Inclusive Community at Maryvale - Meeting Information

Parents for Inclusive Community at Maryvale, with the support of the administration and Ms. Kalea Selmon, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, will meet virtually on the 2nd Tuesday of the month to discuss chapters of “How to be an Anti-Racist” by Ibram X. Kendi. The meeting is open to all parents and alumnae who are interested in this work.

THE BOOK

How To Be An Antiracist
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.

If you don’t have the book already, I would encourage you to purchase from a Black-owned book store. Everyone’s Place in Baltimore (410-728-0877) currently has copies in stock.

MEETING INFORMATION

November 2020 – May 2021

Second Tuesdays, 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.

Meetings will include discussion of the indicated chapters and will end with sharing of resources for this work including books, podcasts, and local groups. While the discussion will benefit from pre-reading the chapters, please come even if you haven’t!

Nov. 10, 2020 – Intro, Ch. 1 & 2

Dec. 8, 2020 – Ch. 3-5

Jan. 12, 2021 – Ch. 6-8

Feb. 9, 2021 – Ch. 9 & 10

Mar. 9, 2021 – Ch. 11 & 12

Apr. 13, 2021 – Ch. 13-15

May 11, 2021 – Ch. 16-18

QUESTIONS/RSVP

Please contact Colleen Rives, group moderator, at rivesc@maryvale.com with questions, to RSVP and receive the Zoom link.