JCI Manchester: Anti-racism Book Club

In the wake of the murder of George Floyd and the global amplification of the Black Lives Matter movement this event aims to continue the discussion, as the need to develop an understanding of what anti-racism means has become clear and is needed now more than ever.

JCI Manchester’s mission for 2020 is “To be a diverse, engaged and empowered internationally connected network that provides development opportunities to young professionals”

JCI Manchester board members have been reading some of the key anti-racism books that have been recommended over the last 2 months.

The evening will be an informal discussion sharing our insights and reflections based on reading the following books:

  • Why I’m no longer talking to white people about race — Reni Eddo-Lodge
  • BRIT(ish) — Afua Hirsch
  • Natives – Ruins and Class in the Ruins of Empire — Akala
  • Me and White Supremacy — Layla F Saad
  • How To Be Antiracist — Ibram X Kendi

We welcome anyone to come along even if you haven’t read the books and would just like to hear an honest and open discussion around how we can have more informed conversations about race.

Any non-member ticket sales will be donated to Annette Joseph’s diverse and equal black tech go fund me campaign. The funder is to help identify the barriers to entry for black people in Tech, discover how to support black employees already working in the industry and get visibility on how Tech is impacting black lives.