Racial Justice and Inclusiveness Initiative
The Friends of Roslindale Branch Library have formed a Racial Justice and Inclusiveness Initiative to plan educational events, discussions, and presentations related to race, ethnicity, religion, and culture. We also created a special list of books related to these topics.
Schedule of Events:
Online Race and Inclusion Book Discussion:
Saturdays, March 11, 18 & 25
9:15 - 11 AM (Morning) or 2 - 3:45 PM (Afternoon)
We will read Eddie Glaude's book Begin Again. This is one of the great books on James Baldwin and a powerful reckoning with America’s ongoing failure to confront the lies it tells itself about race. Just as in Baldwin’s “after times,” argues Eddie S. Glaude Jr., when white Americans met the civil rights movement’s call for truth and justice with blind rage and the murders of movement leaders, so in our moment were the Obama presidency and the birth of Black Lives Matter answered with the ascendance of Trump and the violent resurgence of white nationalism.
The discussion will happen on Zoom and will be led by local educator Josh Frank. You can get the book from bpl.org or purchase it from Rozzie Bound.
We will have two sessions with 20 participants each on the three dates. Times: Morning session at 9:15-11 AM and an afternoon session at 2-3:45 PM.
To register, please email Roslindale Branch librarian Jennifer Hawes at [email protected]. Please write "Begin Again Discussion" in the subject line when you RSVP.
- You only need to register once for all three dates, even if you think you might miss a date.
- Please choose the morning or afternoon time, and you will be registered for that same time for each date.
- Jennifer will register the first 40 people, 20 each, for the morning and afternoon groups. You will get an email if you are registered. If you are still waiting for an email from Jennifer, please assume that you still need to register.