More Than a Month: "The Lie that Invented Racism" (Online)

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Library Event

Age Group:

Teens , Adults
Registration for this event is no longer open.
Allowed Ages: 16 and up

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More Than a Month is a year-long series of events designed to help us learn how to recognize issues of systemic oppression and find opportunities to grow into a more equitable and inclusive community. The first year of this series will focus on Black history and experiences in American society  This month, we are proud to be partnering with the local group Universal Pizza and Social Justice in a discussion of the TED Talk: "The lie that invented racism." 

This TED Talk is a presentation that helps viewers understand and eradicate racist thinking, starting at the beginning of where this thinking originated. Journalist and documentarian John Biewen's insight includes a trove of surprising and thought-provoking information on the "origins" of race, and lays out an exemplary path for practicing effective allyship. (source: TED). 

We will be showing this short video during the meeting, but feel free to watch it beforehand: 

Registrants will receive a Zoom link via email. Participants must have a phone, tablet or laptop in order to participate. If you need any help, please email us at or call 630-344-6123.