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Social Justice Initiative

Sponsored by the Boston Athenæum Diversity, Equity, Access, and Inclusion Working Group

Interested in social justice issues? So are we! The Boston Athenæum’s Diversity, Equity, Access, and Inclusion (DEAI) Working Group invites you to join our Social Justice Initiative. We’ll meet twice a month to discuss a variety of materials and resources aimed at deepening our understanding of social justice and increasing our cultural competencies. Two copies of each book are available at the Reference desk for in house use. Join us every Second Monday at 5:00 p.m. or every Third Wednesday at noon. Contact to join!

2020 Schedule

Mar. 9, 18: Ibram Kendi, How to Be an Antiracist
Apr. 13, 15: Sheila Black, Jennifer Bartlett, and Michael Northen (editors), Beauty is a Verb: The New Poetry of Disability ***Groups will meet virtually***
May 18 (N.B. this is the third Monday), 20: Marjane Satrapi, Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood ***Groups will meet virtually***
Jun. 8, 17: Paris is Burning (film) ***Groups will meet virtually***
Jul. 13, 29 (last Wednesday): I Am Not Your Negro (film) ***Groups will meet virtually***
Aug. 10. 19: reading t.b.d. ***Groups will meet virtually***
Sep. 14, 16: Anne Fadiman, The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures