The Diversity Committee has compiled a list of events and recommended readings related to issues of inequity, diversity and injustice in the greater Madison area to promote a culturally inclusive learning environment in PLATO. We hope to make additional recommendations in the future - we welcome your suggestion. Contact Committee Co- Chairs Kathy Michaelis (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Rick Orton (email@example.com).
How to Be An Anti-Racist
November 4 | 6:30 p.m.
with Ibram X Kendi and facilitator Lucia Nunez
Dr. Ibram X. Kendi joins Madison College and the Wisconsin Book Festival for an essential conversation the day after the 2020 Presidential Election. Madison College's Vice President of Equity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement, Lucía Nuñez, will facilitate this discussion.
For more information and to register, click here.
HOW TO BE AN ANTIRACIST
by Ibram X. Kendi, Published by One World, 2019
Kendi is a on a mission to push those of us who believe we are not racists, who support ideas and policies affirming that the “the racial groups are equal in all their apparent differences—that there is nothing right or wrong with any racial group”. This is a 21st century manual of racial ethics.
Kendi is also the author of Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, 2017.
New York Times Bestselle
Locking Up Our Own:
Crime and Punishment in Black America , 2017
- Winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction
- Long-listed for the National Book Award
- Finalist, Current Interest Category, Los Angeles Times Book Prizes
- One of The New York Times Book Review's 10 Best Books of 2017
- Short-listed for the Inaugural Goddard Riverside Stephan Russo Book Prize for Social Justice
Former public defender James Forman, Jr. is a leading critic of mass incarceration and its disproportionate impact on people of color. In Locking Up Our Own, he seeks to understand the war on crime that began in the 1970s and why it was supported by many African American leaders in the nation’s urban centers.
Well written putting our current situation in historical context.