Welcome! Join us for community discussion of anti-black racism through topics presented in our monthly selection of books and film. Conversations will be facilitated by members of the Harvard community. For instruction on using this guide, or further assistance in researching with the Harvard Library please contact firstname.lastname@example.org Participation open to all students, staff, faculty, and fellows.
All meetings will be held virtually until further noticed and registered participants will be emailed meeting zoom address.
Word Cloud of Participants' Reflections at Inaugural Meeting on July 6, 2020
BOOK CLUB of Summer 2020
We have heard from 160 Harvard students, staff, faculty, librarians, postdocs, alumni, and parents eager to learn more about anti-racism and racial justice. We are energized by your enthusiasm for learning about this important issue and we look forward to learning in community with you. For those who were unable to join our launch meeting, we have attached the presentation deck and included a link to the webinar below.
December 14-18, 2020 :
Are Prison's Obsolete, by Angela Davis (2003)
For our final book of 2020, we are reading Angela Davis' Are Prison's Obsolete. Don't worry if you haven't started short, and easy read (or listen)! In the event you haven't purchased a book that's absolutely no problem, you can find the pdf here. Additionally, the book can be found on Audible, however, if you're like me and don't have an audible account, a read aloud can be found on YouTube. The link to the audio playlist is here.
Zoom Registration Link: (to register please select preferred date and time )
Dec 14 Monday 6-7:30pm
Dec 15 Tuesday 6-7:30pm
Dec 16 Wednesday 5-6:30pm
Dec 16 Wednesday 6-7:30pm
Dec 17 Thursday 12-1:30pm
Dec 17 Thursday 4-5:30pm
Anchor Discussion Questions
For our final discussion, we wanted to offer you some questions to consider, or anchor yourself in, as you read and/or reflect on Are Prisons Obsolete? These are some, though not necessarily all, of the questions that facilitators will be using in your discussion groups. Please also consider what other questions have emerged for you which you would like to bring into the space.
August 3, 2020:
How to Be An Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi
July 6, 2020