ARRK (AntiRacism Reading Knook) – Oct. Discussion

ARRK October Discussion

Discussion of Chapter 1 from Beverly Daniel Tatums’
Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?
4-5 p.m. on Tuesday, October 20
AARK Meeting space (MS Teams)
Discussion Leader: Lisa Brock

Developed through collaboration with K-College library staff and the Kalamazoo College Inclusive Excellence (KCIE) leadership team, the AntiRacism Reading Knook (#ARRK) initiative seeks to facilitate dialogue on antiracism and engagement with the KCIE #Reading for Change book collection. Purchase of and greater access to the collection has been funded through the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) grant. ARRK aims to:

  1. reduce the barrier to entry into reading antiracism books,
  2. identify campus facilitators with experience teaching and/or disciplinary expertise to provide context and guide discussion,
  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.

Please come virtually to the second event of #ARRK. Lisa Brock will lead discussion on Chapter 1 from Beverly Daniel Tatum’s Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? Mark your calendars for 4-5 pm on Tuesday, October 20 at #AARK Meeting space (MS Teams).

In August, KCIE distributed copies of Tatum’s book to faculty and staff. If you did not receive a book, contact Regina Stevens-Truss ( or Bruce Mills (

For further information on #ARRK, visit the AARK LibGuide.