We’ve joined eight other library systems in central Ohio’s largest book club.


Let’s Talk About Race: One Book – One Community
Nov. 9 - Jan. 24, 2021

We’re 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.

Through the 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.


 

Jason Reynolds' author talk on Jan. 24 concluded our 11-week program.


 


VIRTUAL COMMUNITY BOOK DISCUSSIONS

Central Ohio community leaders discussed their thoughts and takeaways after reading Stamped and offer reflections on continuing public dialogue around race and racism.

DISCUSSION 1: Watch the Replay
Featuring nonprofit community leaders: Erika Clark Jones, ADAMH; Lisa Courtice, the United Way of Central Ohio; Dan Sharpe, The Columbus Foundation; Demetries Neely, the King Arts Complex
 
DISCUSSION 2: Watch the Replay
Panelists: Dr. Talisa Dixon, Columbus City Schools; Lourdes Barroso de Padilla, City Year, Inc. and the Latina Mentoring Academy; Jose Morales-Crispin, Franklin County Sheriff's Office; Kyle Strickland, Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race & Ethnicity; Scott Woods, Streetlight Guild 

DISCUSSION 3: Watch the Replay
Panelists: Jordan Davis, Columbus Partnership; Autumn Glover, OSU Wexner Medical Center; Tia Ramey, The Saunders Company; Colin McGinnis, South Side Early Learning; Jonathan Moody, Moody Nolan
 
DISCUSSION 4: Watch the Replay
Panelists: Shannon Hardin, City of Columbus; Charles Hillman, Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority; Densil Porteous, Stonewall Columbus; Lena Tenney, The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy


CHECK OUT
STAMPED: RACISM, ANTIRACISM, AND YOU

VIRTUAL PROGRAMS

STAFF PICKS LIVE: Watch the Replay
Columbus Metropolitan Library staff shared books about the Black experience, social justice, racial equity and history. They discussed great titles for kids, teens and adults. Click here to watch a replay.

HEAR FROM THE AUTHORS


PROMOTIONAL TOOLKIT
• Sample Messages:  PDF
• Downloadable Logos:  Logo EPS | JPEG    Logo (STAMPED) EPS | JPEG
• Downloadable Images:  Twitter | Facebook/Instagram
• Downloadable Bookmark:  PDF
 

EBOOKS
Diversity Matters
KANOPY FILMS AND DOCUMENTARIES
Social and Systemic Injustice
OHIO LIBRARY COUNCIL
Racial Equity and Social Justice
AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
Reflections on Race and Racism

PARTICIPATING LIBRARIES