“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
Join us for a three-session discussion. Attendees will join together for a presentation followed by discussions in separate breakout rooms.
Pre-work: Prior to attending the sessions, please watch the clip of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. This segment features authors Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi who give an explanation of how their book focuses on the culture of racism in America.
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.