ARRK – Nov 2022 Discussion

ARRK Nov 2022 Discussion

Participants restricted to Kalamazoo College Faculty, Staff, Students, and Administration

4:10 p.m. ET on Tuesday, November 15th
ARRK Meeting Space (MS Teams)

Join us on Tuesday, November 15th in the ARRK Meeting Space to discuss Chapter Two: Dissenters and Heretics (44 pages total), of Reckoning : Kalamazoo College Uncovers Its Racial and Colonial Past by Anne Dueweke. If you are unable to attend the discussion, please feel free to post your thoughts on the chapter in the ARRK Meeting Space.


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.

ARRK – Oct 2022 Discussion

ARRK Oct 2022 Discussion

Participants restricted to Kalamazoo College Faculty, Staff, Students, and Administration

11:30 a.m. ET on Tuesday, October 18th
ARRK Meeting Space (MS Teams)

Join us on Tuesday, October 18th in the ARRK Meeting Space to discuss Chapter One: Ascendancy, of Reckoning : Kalamazoo College Uncovers Its Racial and Colonial Past (34 pages total) by Anne Dueweke. If you are unable to attend the discussion, please feel free to post your thoughts on the chapter in the ARRK Meeting Space. Also refer to the list below for some helpful discussion/reading questions supplied by Anne Dueweke.

Chapter One: Ascendancy Discussion/Reading Questions

  • How would you describe the attitudes of the founders toward the Potawatomi and Ottawa?
  • What were the ideas and societal forces influencing their views?
  • To what degree have these ideas and societal forces changed or not changed over time?
  • What does it mean now that the College was founded during the era of Indian Removal? How should the College address that aspect of its history?

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.

ARRK – Sept 2022 Discussion

ARRK Sept 2022 Discussion

Participants restricted to Kalamazoo College Faculty, Staff, Students, and Administration

4:10 p.m. ET on Tuesday, September 20th
ARRK Meeting Space (MS Teams)

Welcome back! Join us tomorrow, Tuesday, September 20th in the ARRK Meeting Space for the first discussion of the academic year!

We will be discussing the Introduction to Reckoning : Kalamazoo College Uncovers Its Racial and Colonial Past (6 pages total) by Anne Dueweke and possibly applying some of the ideas from Justice at Work to look at K’s past and use our collective power to dismantle systems of oppression on campus.

Please note we are considering spending the year focusing on Reckoning; however, we would love your feedback on this layout. Please provide your answer through the ARRK anonymous survey


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.

ARRK – May 2022 Discussion

ARRK May 2022 Discussion with Anne Dueweke

Participants restricted to Kalamazoo College Faculty, Staff, Students, and Administration

A discussion of Anne Dueweke’s book, Reckoning: Kalamazoo College Uncovers its Racial and Colonial Past

4:10 p.m. on Tuesday, May 17th
ARRK Meeting Space (MS Teams)
Discussion Leader: Anne Dueweke

Please join Anne Dueweke for a discussion of her book Reckoning: Kalamazoo College Uncovers its Racial and Colonial Past. In preparation for discussion, please read Chapter Five: “There Is No Innocence.” You can access the eBook chapter through this post or through the ARRK Meeting Space.


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.