The Office of CLRI will be hosting a voluntary anti-racist book study for the book, Stamped From the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi, launching October 22nd at 5pm. In this deeply researched and fast-moving narrative, Ibram X. Kendi chronicles the story of anti-Black racist ideas and their staggering power over the course of American history. The author uses the life stories of five major American intellectuals to drive this history: Puritan minister Cotton Mather, Thomas Jefferson, abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison, W.E.B. Du Bois, and legendary activist Angela Davis.
This course will occur over five sessions, with each session focusing on one of these life stories. Participants will engage in courageous dialogues and solutions-driven discussions regarding the infusion of anti-racist practices and key themes from the book into existing curriculum. Participants will share their own personal lived experiences, experiences with teaching scholars in the classrooms, and anti-racist educational practices. All District stakeholders, including administrators, teachers, parents, board of education members, and community members are encouraged to participate.