Virtual Book Club – How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

Monday, August 24 - Monday, December 14

REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED (as of 8/17/2020). We hope to host more book clubs like this one in the future, so please join our mailing list to stay in the loop!

This fall, PPF is hosting our second Virtual Book Club, reading How to be An Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi.

We had over 300 people from around the United States sign up for the book club — wow! Because of this wonderfully overwhelming level of interest, we’re going to be holding the book club discussions in many “sections.”

Each section will meet at a different day and time; hopefully this will both enable more folks to participate at a time convenient for them and allow for deeper discussion in smaller groups. Plus, this means that we get to have nine amazing facilitators working together to create space for these groups.

All sections will have their first meeting during the week of August 24.

Even before the first book club section meeting, there are two ways you can connect to this community coming up soon: 

  • August 15, 5pm-8pm ET – “Read-a-Thon” on Facebook Live (view livestream here) – PPF staff and volunteers will be reading How to be an Antiracist live — join in to say hi to other readers and share your reading experiences
  • August 19, 7-8pm ET – Orientation for deep book club discussion – for anyone interested, register here to participate on Zoom to create group agreements for book group section discussions and share ways to do close and deep reading of antiracism material. We will also give an orientation to how to use Zoom, if you want practice with that.

If you haven’t yet – order the book now! Some options:

  • E-book or Audiobook available from library apps like Libby (if your library is not open due to Covid-19)
  • Bookshop is a great online bookstore that supports independent bookstores

About the book:

Antiracism is a transformative concept that reorients and reenergizes the conversation about racism – and, even more fundamentally, points us toward liberating new ways of thinking about ourselves and each other. This is an essential work for anyone who wants to go beyond the awareness of racism to the next step: contributing to the formation of a just and equitable society.