November 4, 2020 –
You are cordially invited to Book Club for our last discussion of Austin Channing Brown’s I’m still here. Black dignity in a world made for whiteness.
Below are some questions to ponder for the discussion. Also come with your ideas about what diversity related text you’d like us to read next.
Hope to see you there!
1. Austin joyfully describes things that she loves about being a black girl. What do you love about your own culture? Do you find positive representations of your culture? How?
2. Racial history gives us a context for the current racial disparities. What do you know about racial disparity in education, home ownership, health, criminal justice, wealth? Or what is the racial history of your church, school, or neighborhood? How can we learn more?
3. In chapter 10, Austin writes about her concerns related to random police encounters. Have you experienced the fear of police encounters? What have you (or your family’s) interactions with the police been like?
4. Because Austin was pregnant as she wrote this book, she includes a letter to her son where she talks openly about the difficulties her son may face in his future. Did your parents openly teach you about race? What did they convey and how?
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Meeting ID: 994 8802 8026