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ARRK (AntiRacism Reading KnooK) – May Discussion

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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 18thARRK 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 […]

19: This Month in Black History – It’s Baseball Season: History, Black Excellence, and Race

“Play Ball” – at this time of year in the USA, for many, there is the feeling of being outdoors, eating hot dogs, playing catch, and simply that there is something in the air – it’s Baseball season! This year however, the USA, and indeed the world, lost one of the greatest baseball players of all time…

19: This Month in Black History – The Combahee River Collective

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In honor of Women’s History Month, you would think that we would address the Women’s Liberation Movement, and you’d be right. We are specifically focusing on one of the most important, albeit short-lived, movements in Black Women’s History, the Combahee River Collective. It was created in 1974…

19: This Month in Black History – Lonnie Johnson

As we are all watching the horrific and polarizing news of an attempted plot to kidnap the Governor of Michigan, the seating of an anti-women’s rights Supreme Court justice, voter suppression and the precarity of our national election, we decided to lighten up your day by giving you something positive to share with your children and your communities…

ARRK (AntiRacism Reading Knook) – Oct. Discussion

Join for the October 20th ARRK Discussion! 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…

Introducing #ARRK the AntiRacist Reading Knook

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…

19: This Month in Black History – The Stono Rebellion

The fear of Black rebellion and centering Black notions of freedom, color much of what is happening today in the USA. Early on the morning of Sunday, September 9, 1739, a group of Black men and women, who were enslaved, met near the Stono River, approximately twenty miles southwest of Charles Town (Charleston), South Carolina. At Stono’s bridge, they took…