BCcampus Book Club Hub – How to Be an Antiracist

October 7, 2021 @ 10:00 am – December 2, 2021 @ 11:30 am

This fall our BCcampus Book Club will be a hub for book club leaders to both share and garner skills in facilitating discussions about the difference between being non-racist versus anti-racist. We invite book club leaders from post-secondary institutions across the province to join our hub. This is a province-wide invitation to learn how to lead your own book club in our collaborative community, where candour and vulnerability are fostered in an ethical space! Hub participants will be expected to lead discussions and actively contribute to our learning community. You will leave with a greater support network and with actionable steps for how to apply and implement your anti-racist strategy on campus.

We invite a representative from your campus anti-racism or equity, diversity, and inclusion club or task force to register and participate in the Hub. We ask that no more than one representative from each B.C. institution participate. The Hub will be a social learning system where leaders from B.C. institutions have a forum for discussion, share collaborative tools, and gain some BCcampus open educational resources to adapt for your own campus and culture.

The BCcampus Book Club Hub participant from your institution will be expected to:

  • Read How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi before the Hub’s first session.
  • Facilitate at least one discussion forum.
  • Participate in our weekly exercise/artifact/case study.
  • Contribute to the camaraderie and co-learning principles as established by our group charter.

Once finished the book, participants can expect to spend 5-10 hours per week on additional learning and facilitation activities that will support their planning and prep work for running their own book club.

Using Ibram X. Kendi’s book – How to Be an Antiracist — as our backdrop, the BCcampus Book Club Hub will unpack the meaning of anti-racism within our sector and local context. The Hub will occur through both biweekly synchronous sessions and asynchronous activities that incorporate multimedia, discussions, and reflection exercises. Looking at four themes (below), we will conclude each biweekly session with the development of an artifact from our collective exercises. The schedule and themes we will address in our sessions are:

  • October 7 – Kickoff: Community Building/Charter
  • October 14 – Session I: Self/Schemas
  • October 28 – Session II: Society/Structures
  • November 10/12 (TBC) — Session III: Schools/Syllabus and Panel Discussion with Guests
  • November 25 – Session IV: Success/Solidarity
  • December 2 – Wrap-Up

This event is free. To ensure we have an inclusive and welcoming environment for all, we’ve added registration to all our sessions.

Register now!

This notice is to inform you that this session will be recorded, archived, and made available publicly on BCcampus.ca. By participating in this session, you acknowledge that your participation in this session will be recorded and the recording will be made available openly.

If you have any questions please contact us at bookclub@bccampus.ca.