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Anti-Racism Reads

Anti-Racism Reads is a way for the UWaterloo community to increase their education, awareness, and understanding of race, culture and ethnicity across campus, Canada and beyond. 

Growing out of the PART Book Club, Anti-Racism Reads now has a permanent home with the Library and Print + Retail Solutions so our community can continue to engage with the complexities of several relevant and important subjects, such as white fragility, anti-Black and anti-Indigenous racism in Canada, the Indian Act, and the equity myth, through reading, discussion and sharing lived experiences. 

Meeting virtually on a bi-monthly basis, each session of Anti-Racism Reads will feature a discussion facilitated by a member of the community or the University of Waterloo campus, initiated by a particular book. 


Upcoming event

May 15, 2024: Join us for the next installment of Anti-Racism Reads, which will feature a discussion with the author of the book Son of Elsewhere: A Memoir in Pieces

Past events

February 29, 2024: Join us for the next installment of Anti-Racism Reads, which will feature a group discussion on the book The Future is Disabled: Prophecies, Love Notes, and Mourning Songs

May 30, 2023: The Anti-Racism Reads May event will feature a group discussion on the book Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning. Looking for an additional opportunity to discuss Minor Feelings? Join us for a midway check-in conversation Tuesday, April 25 on Teams with Jermal Jones and Sarah Menzies.

April 6, 2023: Kwasi Sarfo, Associate Director, Anti-racism Response, University of Waterloo and guest Dr. Carl James, Jean Augustine Chair in Education, Community & Diaspora, York University, Faculty of Education will lead a group discussion on the book The Equity Myth: Racialization and Indigeneity at Canadian Universities.

February 28, 2023: Jermal will lead the group discussion on the book I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown.

November 2, 2022: Kelly Laurila, PhD Lecturer from the School of Social Work at Renison University College will lead the group discussion on the book Unreconciled: Family, Truth, and Indigenous Resistance by Jesse Wente.