Library joined eight
other library systems in central Ohio’s largest book club.
About Race: One Book – One Community
Nov. 9 - Jan. 24, 2021
encouraging families, friends and co-workers to read STAMPED:
Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds and
Ibram X. Kendi. This program is designed to cultivate
conversations around race and social justice based upon the
shared reading experience of the greater Columbus community.
reading of a singular book, the community can reflect together
upon the institutional and systemic inequalities that have
impacted our community and nation for far too long.
The program will
conclude with a free virtual author talk featuring Jason
Reynolds on Jan. 24, 2021 at 4 p.m. Watch for
registration details soon.
COMMUNITY BOOK DISCUSSIONS
community leaders will discuss their thoughts and takeaways
after reading Stamped and offer reflections on continuing
public dialogue around race and racism. Register for these free
virtual programs here.
DISCUSSION 1: Wednesday, Dec. 9 at 2 p.m.
Featuring nonprofit community leaders: Stephanie Hightower,
the Columbus Urban League; Lisa Courtice, the United Way
of Central Ohio; Dan Sharpe, The Columbus Foundation; Demetries
Neely, the King Arts Complex
DISCUSSION 2: Wednesday, Dec. 16 at 7 p.m.
Featuring educators: Lourdes Barroso de Padilla, City
Year; Jose Morales-Crispin, Franklin County Sheriff's
Office; Kyle Strickland, Kirwin Institute for the Study
of Race & Ethnicity; Scott Woods, Streetlight Guild
DISCUSSION 3: Tuesday, Jan. 5 at 3 p.m.
Featuring a panel of young professionals: Jordan Davis,
Columbus Partnership; Autumn Glover, OSU Wexner Medical
DISCUSSION 4: Thursday, Jan. 21 at 7 p.m.
Featuring panelists from the LGBTQ community: Shannon Hardin,
City of Columbus; Charles Hillman, Columbus Metropolitan
Housing Authority; Densil Porteous, Stonewall Columbus; Lena
Tenney, The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy