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Monday, October 4, 2021

Dear CC Community,

The diversity, equity, and inclusion leadership team is excited to roll out the second year of the Antiracist Book Club. We have selected three timely texts to get us thinking about antiracism from multiple angles. Our first selection is Delgado and Stefanic’s “Critical Race Theory, chosen specifically so that you can answer for yourself, “What is all the fuss about?”

This book is available to pick up now, free of charge with a CC Gold Card, in the CC Bookstore, now located at 819 N. Tejon Street. You can also purchase a copy for yourself or your department at multiple online retailers such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

We want to thank Dr. Claire Oberon Garcia, acting provost and dean of the faculty, for her generous contribution to creating the study guide for this text, as well as an extensive list of resources for further reading and viewing. You can access this guide on the Antiracist Book Club Microsoft Teams platform. Garcia will also be hosting a talk about this text during Block 3, more information to come.

In January, we will continue with both written and audio versions of Tarana Burke and Brene Brown’s bestseller, “You are Your Best Thing: Vulnerability, Shame, Resilience, and the Black Experience while we also welcome one of the essayists, Austin Channing Brown, to campus for our Block 5 First Mondays Lecture Series. Finally, we will end the academic year with, “Ebony & Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America’s Universities by Craig Wilder. Each book will be accompanied by study guides, talks, and other resources.

As a reminder, the ABC is meant to be self-led and asynchronous. We encourage you to create space to discuss these books and their topics in the spaces you already currently inhabit (e.g., department meetings, athletics teams, student clubs/organizations, etc.) and at your own pace.

Happy Reading! 

Peony Fhagen 

Senior Associate Dean of Equity, Inclusion, and Faculty Development

Eric Lee

Assistant Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for Staff and Administrative Operations

Rosalie Rodriguez 

Senior Associate Dean of Students for Equity and Inclusion
Director of the Butler Center

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