June 29, 2020 - July 31, 2020
You may have seen or attended one of the many demonstrations in support of Black Lives Matter. BLM is an organized movement advocating for non-violent civil disobedience in protest against incidents of police brutality against African-American people. This has sparked much interest in learning more about racism - its history, how it manifests itself today, what an individual can do in response. In response, the library has created a number of reading lists on this topic, and they can be found on our web site at http://mansfieldpubliclibraryct.org/booklists/ under the heading Books and Resources about Racism, Intolerance, Kindness and Inclusion.
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Anti-Racist Book Discussion Kits Available at Mansfield Public Library
Monday, June 29, 2020
Anti-Racist Book Discussion Kits available at Mansfield Public Library
It’s difficult to meet in groups and discuss books during this time of social distancing. Our solution has been to create book discussion kits meant for small groups to use, such as a family or close friends -- whoever is in your social bubble. We have chosen the following books for discussion, and will have two kits for each title:
• White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism by Robin DiAngelo
• Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
• So You Want to Talk about Race by Ijeoma Oluo
• The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
• Tyler Johnson Was Here by Jay Coles
• How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
Each kit includes six books and a discussion guide. They are loaned out for a month. Call the library for curbside pickup!