Man with Book

Building Bridges
A project with The Community Library
& Amnesty International of Blaine County

The Community Library & Amnesty International of Blaine County teamed up to spearhead a community read of the book So You Want to Talk About Race by ljeoma Oluo. Amnesty International of Blaine County is comprised of students at Wood River High School. They are hosting a series of discussions about the book that will promote cross-cultural and cross-generational understanding and help people communicate effectively in conversations about race, privilege, bias, and discrimination.  

Books are available for those that want one at The Community Library in Ketchum.

 

Schedule of Discussions

Thursday, February 3rd at  5:00pm

Hailey Public Library to discuss Chapter 1 "Is it Really About Race?"

Monday, February 14th at 5:00pm

The Community Library in Ketchum to discuss Chapter 2 "What is Racism?"

Thursday, March 3rd at 5:00pm

Hailey Public Library to discuss Chapters 9 & 12 "Why Can't I say the 'N'  Word?"  & What are Microaggressions?"

Monday, March 14th at 5:00pm 

The Community Library in Ketchum to discuss Chapters 8 & 13 "What is the School-to-Prison Pipeline" and "Why Are Our Students So Angry?"

Thursday, March 31st at 5:00pm

Hailey Public Library to discuss Chapters 4 & 5 "Why Am I Always Being Told to 'Check My Privilege'?" and "What is Intersectionality and Why Do I Need It?"

Monday, April 11th at 5:00pm

The Community Library in Ketchum to discuss Chapters 6 & 16 "Is Police Brutality Really About Race" and "I Just Got Called Racist, What Do I Do Now?"

For more information or to get a book...

Contact Martha Williams at The Community Library

mwilliams@comlib.org