In partnership with the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, YWCA Northeast Kansas is launching a community book club that will feature books written by Indigenous people and people of color. All are invited to participate in monthly meetings to discuss the books and relevant social issues within our community. Discussions will be guided by YWCA’s volunteer racial justice facilitators and attendees can participate in one or both sessions.
The book club will meet the first and third Tuesdays in February from 7:00 to 8:30 PM at the Topeka and Shawnee County Library.
February 4th and 18th: “How To Be An Antiracist” 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.