Virtual Book Club 

Announcing the next NEACAC Book Club selection!

Interested in learning how to combat racism?  For anyone who wants to improve their understanding of what white supremacy actually is and take practical steps to become an anti-racist, join us for our next NEACAC Virtual Book Club discussion on Tuesday, August 18th at 3:00 pm.  The NEACAC Book Club aims to facilitate conversations between NEACAC colleagues, from all facets of our work in higher education.  

Our book selection is:

Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor

About the Book:  

This eye-opening book challenges you to do the essential work of unpacking your biases, and helps white people take action and dismantle the privilege within themselves so that you can stop (often unconsciously) inflicting damage on people of color, and in turn, help other white people do better, too.

Based on the viral Instagram challenge that captivated participants worldwide, Me and White Supremacy takes readers on a 28-day journey, complete with journal prompts, to do the necessary and vital work that can ultimately lead to improving race relations.

This book will walk you step-by-step through the work of examining:

  1. Your own white privilege
  2. What allyship really means
  3. Anti-blackness, racial stereotypes, and cultural appropriation
  4. Changing the way that you view and respond to race
  5. How to continue the work to create social change

About the Author:

Layla Saad is a globally respected writer, speaker, and podcast host on the topics of race, identity, leadership, personal transformation, and social change.

As an East African, Arab, British, Black, Muslim woman who was born and grew up in the West, and lives in the Middle East, Layla has always sat at a unique intersection of identities from which she is able to draw rich and intriguing perspectives. Layla's work is driven by her powerful desire to 'become a good ancestor'; to live and work in ways that leave a legacy of healing and liberation for those who will come after she is gone.

Me and White Supremacy is Layla's first book. Initially offered for free following an Instagram challenge under the same name, the best-selling digital Me And White Supremacy Workbook was downloaded by close to ninety thousand people around the world in the space of six months, before becoming a traditionally published book. Layla's work has been brought into homes, educational institutions and workplaces around the world that are seeking to create personal and collective change.

Discussion Details:

Tuesday, August 18th at 3:00 pm

Register Here

NEACAC recommends that you purchase this book from a black-owned, independent bookstore. Examples can be found here: https://lithub.com/you-can-order-today-from-these-black-owned-independent-bookstores/

Facilitator: Tony Franco
Tony works at St. George's School in Rhode Island as the Associate Director of College Counseling. He is a vocal member of the School's DEI Council and co-teaches an elective history class entitled "From Plessy to Ferguson: Race Relations in the US." He's a big proponent of teamwork and would love to partner with someone to facilitate an honest conversation among NEACAC colleagues and friends. If you are interested in becoming a co-facilitator, please contact Tony directly at [email protected]