“Being an antiracist requires persistent self-awareness, constant self-criticism, and regular self-examination.” - Ibram X. Kendi
Holocaust Museum Houston’s young professionals’ group, NEXTGen, invites you to a Virtual Book Discussion of How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi. A digital copy of How to be an Antiracist is available for free in the Museum’s Boniuk Library’s collection, which is accessible to NEXTGen, Museum members, staff, and volunteers.
This virtual event is free for NEXTGen members. Guests from the general public may also attend by making a donation of their choice to ensure NEXTGen can continue offering these educational experiences. Guests will receive a private Zoom link, so advance registration is required. For more information, please contact Rocio Rubio, Corporate Relations Officer, at email@example.com.
About How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
Antiracism is a transformative concept that reorients and reenergizes the conversation about racism—and, even more fundamentally, points us toward liberating new ways of thinking about ourselves and each other. At its core, racism is a powerful system that creates false hierarchies of human value; its warped logic extends beyond race, from the way we regard people of different ethnicities or skin colors to the way we treat people of different sexes, gender identities, and body types. Racism intersects with class and culture and geography and even changes the way we see and value ourselves. In How to Be an Antiracist, Kendi takes readers through a widening circle of antiracist ideas—from the most basic concepts to visionary possibilities—that will help readers see all forms of racism clearly, understand their poisonous consequences, and work to oppose them in our systems and in ourselves.
Kendi weaves an electrifying combination of ethics, history, law, and science with his own personal story of awakening to antiracism. This is an essential work for anyone who wants to go beyond the awareness of racism to the next step: contributing to the formation of a just and equitable society.
NEXTGen is the Museum’s affinity group for young professionals ages 21-45 who share a common passion for the Museum and its mission. The goal of NEXTGen is to inspire young professionals to be Upstanders, people who stand up for social change, human rights and community progress. If you would like to become a NEXTGen member, please visit hmh.org/NEXTGen.