VIRTUAL: Stamped Family & Community Discussion (Session 1)

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Virtual & Offsite
Virtual Program

Event Details

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“There are lazy, hardworking, wise, unwise, harmless, and harmful individuals of every race, but no racial group is better or worse than another racial group in any way.”

Stamped, Jason Reynolds


Meet virtually with Oak Park community members as we share thoughts and opinions on Stamped by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi. Stamped offers a history of racist and anti-racist ideas in America, from their roots in Europe until today, adapted from the National Book Award winner Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi.

Join us for a three-session discussion on Jason Reynolds’ Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You. Attendees will join together for a presentation followed by discussions in separate breakout rooms. 


In conjunction with Brooks and Julian Middle Schools' fall curriculum read, the sessions will follow along with the chapters being read during the month of October. Students from Dominican University will lead the circles in the breakout sessions.


These sessions are made possible with the support of D97 and D200 school districts, the E-Team of Oak Park, Dominican University’s Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation (TRHT) group, and the Oak Park Public Library.


Session Dates:


Pre-Work:

Prior to attending the sessions, please watch the clip of “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” featuring Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi who give an explanation of how their book focuses on the culture of racism in America.


To follow along, each session will focus on different sections of the book Stamped:

Session 1 - Introduction, Part 1

Session 2 - Parts 2 & 3

Session 3 - Parts 4 & 5



Event Type(s): Authors & Books, Kids & Families, Multicultural, Students Grades 6-12
Age Group(s): Middle School, Adults, Elementary School, Older Adults, High School