ARRK (AntiRacism Reading KnooK) – May Discussion

ARRK May 2021 Discussion with Brittany Liu

Discussion of a Michelle Alexander’s book The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

4-5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 18th
ARRK Meeting space (MS Teams)
Discussion Leader: Brittany Liu

For May we will be focusing on “Chapter I: The Rebirth of Caste.” For a PDF of Chapter 1 & the Introduction please visit the ARRK Team Meeting Space or access the reading in the Library’s, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness eBook.

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:

  1. reduce barrier to entry into reading antiracism books,
  2. identify and highlight campus facilitators with experience teaching and/or disciplinary expertise who can provide context and guide discussions of specific texts,
  3. foster broader relationships among faculty and staff, and thus
  4. build greater capacity for an inclusive campus through sustained and focused engagement with shared texts.
  5. 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).

For further information on #ARRK see the KCIE AntiRacism Reading Knook page. To volunteer to lead one of these sessions complete the ARRK Discussion Leader application.