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Conversations about race are vitally important.
Yes, they can be uncomfortable. But in that discomfort lies their value. The Columbus Metropolitan Library is hoping to cultivate conversations about race and social justice through reading and we’re all invited to participate.
From now until January 24, 2021, the community is invited to participate in Let’s Talk About Race: One Book – One Community, a program that encourages families, friends, and coworkers to read STAMPED: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi.
By sharing the experience of reading this book, our community can reflect together on the institutional and systemic inequalities that have plagued our society for too long.
“At Columbus Metropolitan Library, our vision is a thriving community where wisdom prevails,” said CML Chief Community Engagement Officer, Donna Zuiderweg. “With this partnership, we hope to encourage central Ohioans of all ages to consider reading this title together as a basis for critical discussion.”
When the program concludes on January 24, author Jason Reynolds will be on hand for a free virtual author talk at 4 p.m. Being actively anti-racist isn’t work that anyone else can do for you. But we can certainly all do that work together.
For more info about the program, you can visit the library’s website here.
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