Current Kalamazoo College faculty and staff are invited join us virtually in the fifth #ARRK event to be held:
February 16, 2021
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
#ARRK Meeting space (MS Teams – link)
Kelly Frost will guide a discussion from the book Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad. We will focus on “Day 6 You and White Exceptionalism” which you can read in the library’s eBook or a PDF is available on the Teams site.
For those who are feeling weary at this mid-point of winter term, we invite you to use the ARKK meeting time to instead investigate the Nap Ministry. This organization was founded by artist and activist, Tricia Hersey around the “liberating power of naps” as a form of social justice. After restorative rest please join us for next month’s ARRK discussion happening March 16th.
The AntiRacism Reading KnooK (#ARRK) is a collaboration between the K-College library staff and our Inclusive Excellence (KCIE) leadership team. This initiative is NOT a book club, but seeks to facilitate campus-wide engagement with the books in the KCIE #Reading for Change book collection. This collection was created to encourage learning about and facilitate greater access to antiracism information to all members of the campus community.
#ARRK aims to:
(1) reduce barrier to entry into reading antiracism books,
(2) identify and highlight campus facilitators with experience teaching and/or disciplinary expertise who can provide context and guide discussions of specific texts,
(3) foster broader relationships among faculty and staff, and thus
(4) build greater capacity for an inclusive campus through sustained and focused engagement with shared texts.
(5) help catalyze members of the campus to engage in small group discussions of entire books in the collection (self-organized book clubs, if you will).
For further information on #ARRK or to volunteer to lead one of these sessions, visit https://libguides.kzoo.edu/ReadingforChange/arrk.