Book Club (Antiracism) Meetings

The Center’s Antiracism Group is the brainchild of Terri Mork Speirs, former Director of Community Relations at the Center. Sparked by the murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor in 2020, Speirs issued an antiracism statement of solidarity with the Black community on the Center’s website home page. 

Through a series of synchronicities, she and Billie Wade partnered to create the group. Speirs’s courageous action and the Center’s commitment to supporting the Black community are significant beacons for other individuals and organizations. 

Facilitator: Billie Wade 

Mondays, 6-7:30 p.m. Virtual via Zoom 

February 12-March 11, 2024

Cost: FREE, however, each participant is responsible for obtaining a copy of the book, whether audiobook, purchase, or public library. 

Registration is required for security purposes.

Contact Billie Wade at Include your name, email address,
and telephone number. In the Subject line, enter Antiracism Group Registration. You
will then be added to the email list to receive the Zoom link and other information. Your
name and contact information will not be shared with anyone. Announcements and
information are emailed using blind carbon. Note: Do not share the Zoom link with
anyone. Persons whose names are not on the email list will not be granted admittance.


Book: “Memoir of a Race Traitor: Fighting Racism in the American South” (2019)
By Mab Segrest

“In 1994, Mab Segrest first explained how she ‘had become a woman
haunted by the dead’ Against a backdrop of nine generations of her
family’s history, Segrest explored her experiences in the 1980s as a white
lesbian organizing against a violent far-right movement in North Carolina.”

Available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Thriftbooks

We discuss books in five to six-week segments. Our discussions are popcorn
style. There is a two-three-week interval between books. We also discuss
relevant articles, podcasts, videos, movies, and documentaries, some directly
related to the book we are reading. Participants are encouraged to suggest
books or other reading materials and topics.

There is no homework or other expectations. Life happens and sometimes one
must fall behind in reading or miss a week. You are welcome, regardless.