On the Pulse: Racial Justice Anti-Racist Summer Reading Groups

We are excited to announce the second year of the Racial Justice and Anti-Racism Reading Groups!

These readings were suggested and selected by affinity group leaders, past reading group facilitators, and others who helped make this possible last year. Groups are suggested to start meeting in late June 2021. The discussion schedule will vary between groups depending on collective availability, though all groups will be expected to meet at least times during summer 2021.

What makes these reading groups “anti-racist?”

In these reading groups we will:

  • Educate ourselves about race & structural racism.
  • Listen to others who think & look differently than ourselves.
  • Be vulnerable about our own biases & knowledge gaps.
  • Seek out questions that make us uncomfortable.
  • Sit with and learn from our discomfort.

Summer Reading Groups

Fiction

  • “Sing, Unburied, Sing” a novel by Jesmyn Ward

Non-Fiction

  • “Sister Outsider” by Audre Lorde (collection of Lorde’s essays)
  • “Freedom is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine and the Foundations of a Movement” by Angela Davis
  • “Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?” by Beverly Daniel Tatum

Articles & Podcasts

  • See selections here.
    • (Your facilitator will curate which readings your group will do from these recommendations.)

So, What’s Next?

We’re inviting you all to sign up and join any of the sessions (including signing up to be a facilitator) using the options below. Multiple selections are acceptable!

Join a Book Reading Group

Join an Article & Podcast Group

Apply to Facilitate a Group