The BIPOC STEM Network has launched its new Allies Book Club. This book club is for anyone who would like to develop themselves as an ally to BIPOC and engage with anti-racist materials on a deeper level.
‘There is much work to be done. And it begins with getting honest with yourself, getting educated, becoming more conscious about what is really going on (and how you are complicit in it), and getting uncomfortable as you question your core paradigms about race. If you are willing to do that, and if we are all committed to doing the work that is ours to do, we have a chance of creating a world and way of living that are closer to what we all desire for ourselves and one another.’
- Layla F Saad
The book club is an inclusive space, and we welcome anyone with an interest in becoming a better ally, whether you’ve read the book and wish to contribute to discussion or are just looking to observe and listen. We currently read a chapter of a book at a time, and anyone can join the book club at any time.
From Tuesday 13 July, we will begin reading our next text, Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge. University staff can access the book online from Tuesday 13 July and we will begin by covering the preface and chapter one, ‘Histories’.
Every other Tuesday 12pm-1pm
How do I join?
Sign up to the mailing list to receive an invite to the meeting and gain more information about what we’re currently reading .
Layla F Saad and Robin J DiAngelo