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Baldwin Book Club

Leadership Programs, in collaboration with the Multicultural Center, is sponsoring the Baldwin Book Club, an opportunity for students to come together to discuss a book with racial justice themes. As leaders in a multicultural society, it is important to understand how to navigate racial issues and work with diverse individuals. The Baldwin Book Club provides a forum to students to talk about these important issues and learn from each other about what is needed to be culturally competent leaders.

The Baldwin Book Club selection for Fall 2020 is So You Want to Talk about Race by Ijeoma Oluo. Be a part of the conversation by joining us online every month.

About the Book

“Widespread reporting on aspects of white supremacy – from police brutality to the mass incarceration of Black Americans – has put a media spotlight on racism in our society. Still, it’s a difficult subject to talk about. How do you tell your roommate his jokes are racist? Why did your sister-in-law take umbrage when you asked to touch her hair, and how do you make it right? How do you explain white privilege to your white, privileged friend?

In So You Want to Talk about Race, Ijeoma Oluo guides readers of all races through subjects ranging from intersectionality and affirmative action to “model minorities” in an attempt to make the seemingly impossible possible: honest conversations about race and racism, and how they infect almost every aspect of American life.”

Fall 2020 Dates

Tuesday, September 8, 12 p.m. – Introduction
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Wednesday, September 30, 3 p.m. – Discussion of Chapters 1-5
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Wednesday, October 28, 3 p.m. – Discussion of Chapters 6-12
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Wednesday, November 18, 3 p.m. – Discussion of Chapters 13-17
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Be sure to RSVP for more information on how to access the online discussions and receive a copy of the book!