Summer Reading Group

Can We Talk about Race? How Black Lives Matter

The aims for the discussion sessions are (1) to work toward more nuanced understandings of black people and lives, (2) to think about how racism and, to an extent, antiracism impedes understandings of black lives, and (3) using Tatum's book and materials in the Google doc, to think about ways to infuse productive work about race in our syllabi in the fall. All meetings of this group will take place between 10:00 and 11:30 on Mondays for 5 consecutive weeks. All sessions can be accessed here.

Meeting dates / reading to be discussed / remote access

June 29 - Introduction; Baldwin, The Fire Next Time

July 6 - Coates, Between the World and Me

July 13 - Coates, Between the World and Me

July 20 - Tatum, Can We Talk about Race?

July 27 -  finish Tatum book, Can We Talk About Race?; Teaching Race - Classroom Practices and Strategies