AntiRacism Reading Knook Discussion Event – June 2021

AntiRacism Reading Knook

ARRK June 2021 Discussion with Elizabeth Manwell

Please join Elizabeth Manwell on Tuesday, June 15th from 4 – 5 p.m. in sharing and discussing books, movies, podcasts, music, and more centering Black Joy. The discussion will start with a chapter from Samantha Irby’s We are Never Meeting in Real Life, “The Real Housewives of Kalamazoo” and the first episode of Issa Rae’s web series The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl. A PDF of Irby’s chapter as well as a collaborative spreadsheet for participants to share their recommendations can be found on the ARRK Teams Meeting Space.

For further details such as this month’s chapter of focus, time, and where to join the discussion, see the ARRK (AntiRacism Reading KnooK) – June 2021 Discussion post on the Inclusive Excellence website.


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 see the KCIE AntiRacism Reading Knook page. To volunteer to lead one of these sessions complete the ARRK Discussion Leader application.

AntiRacism Reading Knook Discussion Event – May 2021

AntiRacism Reading Knook

ARRK May 2021 Discussion with Brittany Liu

Please join Brittany Liu on Tuesday, May 18th from 4 – 5 p.m. for a discussion of Michelle Alexander’s book The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

For further details such as this month’s chapter of focus, time, and where to join the discussion, see the ARRK (AntiRacism Reading KnooK) – May 2021 Discussion post on the Inclusive Excellence website.


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 see the KCIE AntiRacism Reading Knook page. To volunteer to lead one of these sessions complete the ARRK Discussion Leader application.

AntiRacism Reading Knook Discussion Event – April 2021

AntiRacism Reading Knook

ARRK April 2021 Discussion with Laura Furge

Please join Laura Furge on Tuesday, April 20th from 4 – 5 p.m. for a facilitated discussion about moving from theoretical antiracist discussions to strategies to disrupt white supremacy. During the discussion we’ll look at the recent case of the Georgetown Professor Fired for Statements About Black Students as well as the article Are You Supporting White Supremacy?

For further details such as this month’s chapter of focus, time, and where to join the discussion, see the ARRK (AntiRacism Reading KnooK) – April 2021 Discussion post on the Inclusive Excellence website.


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 see the KCIE AntiRacism Reading Knook page. To volunteer to lead one of these sessions complete the ARRK Discussion Leader application.

AntiRacism Reading Knook Discussion Event – March 2021

A peak of a private, cozy, library from the view of a thin doorframe with a sign that says, "read."

Join us in the sixth AntiRacism Reading Knook (ARRK) event!

Note: Faculty and staff event

This month, members of the Advancement Division will share their experiences forming a division-wide antiracism book group. They’ll also lead a discussion from one of the books they read How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi.

For further details such as this month’s chapter of focus, time, and where to join the discussion, see the ARRK (AntiRacism Reading KnooK) – March 2021 Discussion post on the Inclusive Excellence website.


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 the KCIE AntiRacism Reading Knook page.