Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You – a Community Conversation
Wednesday, June 16 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Join us for a community conversation on race and equity, based on the themes of the book Stamped: Racism, Antiracism and You, which traces the history of racism and the many political, literary, and philosophical narratives that have been used to justify slavery, oppression, and genocide. Stamped: Racism, Antiracism and You is a young adult remix of Dr. Ibram X. Kendi’s National Book Award winning Stamped from the Beginning: the Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America and was adapted for teens by bestselling author Jason Reynolds.
The discussion will be co-facilitated by Colin McDermott and Jamaal Lee, teachers from Avon High School. High school students and other teens, along with their parents and guardians, are invited to attend. Advance registration is required and space is limited. A second program, focusing on Stamped for Kids, will be offered for younger children on July 22. Learn more about that program here.
Please read Stamped: Racism, Antiracism and You prior to attending. Copies are available in print, e-book, and e-audio from Avon Library. Check our catalog here.
Colin McDermott is a history teacher at Avon High School. He is finishing up his twentieth year of teaching, fifteen of which have been in Avon. He lives with his wife and three kids in Litchfield, CT. Jamaal Lee is a history teacher with 15 years of experience at Avon High School. Jamaal earned a bachelor’s degree in History with a focus on African-American studies from Eastern Connecticut State University. Jamaal is a resident of Avon, CT.
Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, & You – a Community Conversation is presented in conjunction with Friends for Equity in Avon Schools and ForwardCT, with support from the American Library Association’s Libraries Transforming Communities initiative. Libraries Transforming Communities: Focus on Small and Rural Libraries is an initiative of the American Library Association (ALA) in collaboration with the Association for Rural & Small Libraries (ARSL).