Do you want to learn more about racial equity and justice? Do you find majority of the books you are exposed to are dominated by white voices and lack diversity? If you answered yes to either or both of those questions, the Racial Justice Book Club is the perfect place for you!
Every month we select a book that focuses on racial justice, allyship, and historically marginalized and oppressed peoples (HMDOs)* to better educate ourselves in the fight towards justice. Previous books have included “So You Want to Talk About Race” by Ijeoma Oluo, “Stamped From the Beginning: the Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America” by Ibram X. Kendi, “White Fragility: Why it's So Hard for White People to Talk About Race” by Robin DiAngelo, "There There" by Tommy Orange, and so forth. On the fourth Tuesday of every month, we have the wonderful opportunity to come together as a group in Bozeman to have fruitful conversations about the book selected. This is the time where we can collectively reflect about what we read, learned, ask any questions, and/or work through any areas of confusion.
The Racial Justice Book Club is free and open to everyone. The Bozeman Public Library always keeps a few of our selected books aside as does the locally owned independent book seller, Country Bookshelf.
There is always so much more to learn. We hope you will join us!
To learn more about the next book and meeting, you can check out our Events page or Facebook page. Also, keep an eye out for our Racial Justice Book Club in Missoula on the third Tuesday of every month which is co-sponsored by the YWCA of Missoula!
*Historically marginalized and oppressed peoples include anyone who is Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and Asian-American. It also includes LGBTQ+, people with mental and physical disabilities, and the two most historically persecuted religious groups, Jewish and Muslim.*