Calling all high school and college students — and ADULTS (added due to popular demand)! Are you interested in community conversation on racism? Join us to read and discuss Ibram X. Kendi’s Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You, a book that chronicles the history of racist ideas–and shares ways readers can identify and stamp out racist thoughts in their daily lives.
Open to ages 13+. Books will be loaned to participants in honor of Dr. Holly Carter & Dr. Caitlin Slodden, leaders of Sacred Ground at St. John’s Episcopal Church. The discussion will be moderated by high school and college-aged leaders and is co-sponsored by the Hingham High School ACLU. We can also facilitate “family” reading groups based on interest (that is, if your family wants to read the book together and discuss with one or two other families).
About the Book
Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You
By Jason Reynolds & Ibram X. Kendi
The construct of race has always been used to gain and keep power, to create dynamics that separate and silence. This remarkable reimagining of Dr. Ibram X. Kendi’s National Book Award-winning Stamped From the Beginning reveals the history of racist ideas in America, and inspires hope for an antiracist future. It takes you on a race journey from then to now, shows you why we feel how we feel, and why the poison of racism lingers. It also proves that while racist ideas have always been easy to fabricate and distribute, they can also be discredited.
Book pick-up: July 10-13
Reading period: July 10-30
1st Conversation: Thursday, July 30 7-8 PM (in small groups via Zoom)
Final Conversation: Thursday, August 6 (7-8 PM in small groups via Zoom; 8-8:30 PM everyone)
Student Planning Team
Paige Shetty, Hingham High School ’16, Colorado College ’20
Beth Laine, Hingham High School ’20
Catie McLane, Nobles and Greenough School ’24
Abby MacDonald, Hingham High School ‘21
Cate MacDonald, Hingham High School ‘21
Emily Taylor, Milton Academy ‘21
Justin Hull, Hingham High School ’17, UConn ’21
Will Sutton, Hingham High School ’19, Harvard University ’23