Learn to be an antiracist
Learn and explore new ways of thinking about racism, antiracism, and what it means to be an antiracist.
Through three “core” sessions that are open to all District 65 and Evanston community members, we will explore the kinds of nuanced and not-often considered racist ideas presented in the book How to be an Antiracist. Through this exploration, we will develop a new lens to examine our own ideas and behaviors and then examine and course-correct what we model and teach our children. This new lens will also be applied to PTA, school, and district policies and practices.
Check out our calendar for details about the 3 sessions.
October 17, 6:30-8:30pm: Nichols Middle School
“There is no such thing as a not-racist idea, only racist ideas and antiracist ideas.” - Dr. Kendi
January 28, 6:30-8:30pm: Haven Middle School
“My journey to being an antiracist first recognized the intersectionality of my ethnic racism, and then my bodily racism, and then my cultural racism, and then my color racism, and then my class racism, and when I entered graduate school, my gender racism and queer racism.” - Dr. Kendi
March 25, 6:30-8:30pm: Chute Middle School (new location)
“Treating ignorance and hate and expecting racism to shrink suddenly seemed like treating a cancer patient’s symptoms and expecting the tumors to shrink….Educational and moral suasion is not only a failed strategy. It is a suicidal strategy.” - Dr. Kendi