Left Bank Books welcomes St. Louis area writer, librarian, educator, activist, and founder of "Real Talk: WOC and Allies for Racial Justice and Anti-Oppression,"
who will discuss the book that "will help readers learn more about racism and its lasting effects on society,"
The White Allies Handbook: 4 Weeks to Join the Racial Justice Fight for Black Women
in our store on September 8th at 7pm!
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Lecia Michelle will personalize and sign copies for sale from Left Bank Books.
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Lecia Michelle is a writer, librarian, educator, activist, and founder of "Real Talk: WOC and Allies for Racial Justice and Anti-Oppression." She has been a librarian for over 15 years, working in both universities and public libraries, and has a B.A. in Journalism from Eastern Illinois University and a Master's of Library and Information Sciences degree from San Jose State University. She lives in Southern Illinois and can be found on twitter @LeciaMichelle11.
You've read White Fragility and How to Be an Antiracist, but what comes next? The answer lies in this clear, actionable guide providing a vital 4-week program for becoming an ally who makes a real difference in the racial justice fight. Get the tools you need to get off the sidelines and onto the frontlines of allyship, combat racism while supporting Black women, and avoid common pitfalls white people fall into when they think about and discuss racism.
"[T]his timely, no-nonsense handbook offers an important blueprint for White allies to carry out the often uncomfortable but necessary work of promoting racial equality among all marginalized people. Welcome straight talk for a new age in race relations." --Kirkus
Black women have always been the driving force behind real change in this country--especially when it comes to racial justice work. But they shouldn't have to do it alone. If you're ready to stop standing on the sidelines and become anti-racist instead of passively "not racist," then this book is what you need.
- How to have difficult conversations about white supremacy, racism, and white privilege
- How to listen to criticism without defensiveness
- Why it's harmful to ignore race or claim to be colorblind
- How to expand your racial justice circle by joining groups led by Black women and cultivating a group of like-minded allies
Racism can only be defeated if white people educate themselves and actively engage in antiracism work, especially in their inner circles. With this book, you'll learn how to change from someone who defends and protects racism to someone who fights against it. And you'll become an example to others that true allies are made, not born.
"Recommended for reading groups looking for active discussions of racism. This book will help readers learn more about racism and its lasting effects on society." --Library Journal