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Chat and Chew Virtual Book Club - How to Be an Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi

"Chat & Chew" book discussion to delve into Kendi bestseller

February 23, 2021

There's still time to sign up for March’s Chat & Chew book discussion on How to Be an Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi. Books are available for check out at the UA-PTC Ottenhiemer libraries at Main and Little Rock - South. The next discussion will be held on Tuesday, March 9 at noon via Teams.

Students, faculty, and staff are welcome to participate.

Books are selected based on the monthly theme that follows the College diversity calendar. To sign up or to learn more visit,

Possible themes for future events are listed with the dates, but these topics are not yet finalized.

  • April 13- April Book Theme – Autism/ Arab American Heritage
  • May – August- Summer Break – librarian picks
  • September 14- September Book Theme – Hispanic Heritage
  • October 12- October Book Theme – LGBTQ or Domestic Violence Awareness
  • November 9- November Book Theme – Native American/ Mental Health
  • December 14- December Book Theme – Human Rights/ Poverty

The Chat & Chew Series was planned and initiated by the Chancellor’s Task Force on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. For more information, contact Adora Curry at [email protected].

About March’s Book – How to Be an Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi

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.

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