Black Lives Matter: Community Reads

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The Law Library has a new collection available digitally for a limited time. The titles included in our Black Lives Matter: Community Read program are focused on #ownvoices and are intended to help patrons read, listen, learn and grow as they expand their knowledge of race relations.

About the Collection

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander (Audiobook)
Named one of the Most Influential Books of the Last 20 Years by the Chronicle of Higher Education and winner of the NAACP Image Award for Nonfiction, Alexander’s critically acclaimed book examines racial disparities through the lens of mass incarceration.

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (Ebook and audiobook)
This bestselling young adult novel follows Starr, a Black teenager caught between the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these two worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her unarmed best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer.

Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor by Layla F Saad (Ebook)
This New York Times bestseller published in January 2020 is based on the viral #meandwhitesupremacy Instagram challenge and provides a framework for readers to dismantle the privilege within themselves.

Upcoming Title

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijemoa Oluo (Audiobook)
Ijeoma Oluo guides readers of all races through subjects ranging from intersectionality and affirmative action to “model minorities” in an attempt to make the seemingly impossible possible: honest conversations about race and racism, and how they exist in almost every aspect of American life.

Selecting Your SYS Topic

Formulating a viable SYS topic that interests you and that you would want to commit to for an entire semester is more difficult than it sounds, so please join us this Thursday (Nov. 21) at 11:45 a.m., in the law library, for some food and refreshments and a discussion about the resources that can help you select your SYS topic and conduct a preemption check of your topic.  Check out the program announcement below for the RSVP information.

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