ARRK March 2022 Discussion with Amelia Katanski
Participants restricted to Kalamazoo College Faculty, Staff, Students, and Administration
A discussion surrounding the concept of how settler colonialism interacts with–and potentially adds complexity to–the way we think of antiracism work.
4:10 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15th
ARRK Meeting Space (MS Teams)
Discussion Leader: Amelia Katanski
Amelia Katanski will be leading the March ARRK discussion surrounding the concept of settler colonialism interacts with–and potentially adds complexity to–the way we think of antiracism work. We’ll begin the discussion with the first 16 pages of Daniel Heath Justice’s, Why Indigenous Literatures Matter (visit the ARRK Meeting Space for a downloadable PDF of the intro) and/or the 7 minute video, What is Settler Colonialism?
The AntiRacism Reading Knook (ARRK) is a collaboration between the K College library staff and our Inclusive Excellence (KCIE) leadership team. This initiative is NOT a book club, but seeks to facilitate campus-wide engagement with the books in the KCIE Reading for Change book collection. This collection was created to encourage learning about and facilitate greater access to antiracism information to all members of the campus community.
ARRK aims to:
- reduce barrier to entry into reading antiracism books,
- identify and highlight campus facilitators with experience teaching and/or disciplinary expertise who can provide context and guide discussions of specific texts,
- foster broader relationships among faculty and staff, and thus
- build greater capacity for an inclusive campus through sustained and focused engagement with shared texts.
- help catalyze members of the campus to engage in small group discussions of entire books in the collection (self-organized book clubs, if you will).