Dorothy Height was a leader in addressing the rights of both women and African Americans as the president of the National Council of Negro Women. One of Height's major accomplishments was at the YWCA USA where she directed the integration of all of its centers in 1946 and established its Center for Racial Justice in 1965. Join our interactive, insightful book club with a focus on diverse, thought-provoking writers and subjects.
Lancaster Public Library is a proud co-host of the Dorothy Height Book Club
To keep everyone safe…the Book Club will be going virtual – via Zoom:
Topic: YWCA Lancaster Dorothy Height Book Club
Time: January 21 at 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
The Dorothy Height Book Club will host virtual sessions on the 3rd Thursday of every month.
Our next session is set for January 21, at 6:00 p.m. and we will be continuing our discussion How to be an Antiracist by Imbram X. Kendi
From Ibram X Kendi’s website:
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 is a second discussion in a two part series:
- Part 1, suggested chapters: My Racist Introduction- Behavior
- Part 2, suggested chapters: Culture – Survival
Get the book here: https://bookshop.org/books/how-to-be-an-antiracist/9780525509288