Inspired by Dr. Ibram Kendi’s work of How To Be An Antiracist, Lake Forest College is pleased to launch a video series titled "Choose Anti-racism." This series is a digital library of short educational videos created by College faculty and staff that reflects on each of the chapters from Dr. Ibram Kendi’s work. The videos will be released throughout the year and offer insight on how, as a campus community, we can apply the lessons from each chapter to make Lake Forest College truly anti-racist.
Fall 2020 Semester: Choose Antiracism video campaign
9/4: Introduction: Stephen Schutt, President of the College
9/11: Chapter 1 – Definitions: Courtney Joseph, Assistant Professor in History and African American Studies
9/18: Chapter 2 – Dueling Consciousness: R.L. Watson, Assistant Professor of English and African American Studies
9/21: Chapter 3 – Power: Ben Zeller, Associate Professor of Religion
9/28: Chapter 4 – Biology: Anna Trumbore Jones, Associate Dean of the Faculty, Director of the Office of Faculty Development; Professor of History
10/2: Chapter 5 – Ethnicity: Gizella Meneses, Professor of Spanish, Latin American and Latinx Studies
10/9: Chapter 6 – Body: Miriam Heard, Head of Access Services/Circulation
10/16: Chapter 7 – Culture: Karina Henderson, Admissions Counselor
10/23: Chapter 8 – Behavior: Mary Grigar, Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Health and Wellness
10/30: Chapter 9 – Color: André Meeks, Assistant Director for the Office of Intercultural Relations
11/13: Fall Semester Recap: Courtney Joseph and Claudia Ramirez Islas, Intercultural Advisory Group Co-Chairs
2/12: Chapter 10 – White: Ed Neumann, Assistant Director of Counseling Services and Community Wellness Coordinator
2/19: Chapter 11 – Black: DeJuran Richardson, Ernest H. Volwiler Professor of Mathematics and Chair of Mathematics and Computer Science
2/26: Chapter 12 – Class: Todd Beer, Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology
3/5: Chapter 13 – Space: Desmond Odugu, Associate Professor of Education and Chair of Education
3/12: Chapter 14 – Gender: Andrea Conner, Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students
3/19: Chapter 15 – Sexuality: Karl Turnlund, Director of Residence Life and Deputy Title IX Coordinator
3/26: Chapter 16 – Failure: Ray Juarez, Public Safety Officer
4/5: Chapter 17 – Success: Amanda Walker, Athletic Department Program Coordinator
4/12: Chapter 18 – Survival: Claudia Ramirez Islas, Director for the Office of Intercultural Relations
4/26: Conclusion: Courtney Joseph and Claudia Ramirez Islas, Intercultural Advisory Group Co-Chairs
Assistant Director for the Office of Intercultural Relations Andre Meeks shares reflections on chapter nine of Ibram Kendi’s ‘How to be an Antiracist,’ which discusses colorism.
Assistant Dean of Students Mary Grigar reflects on chapter eight of Ibram Kendi’s ‘How to be an Antiracist’, which discusses racialized behavior.
Admissions Counselor Karina Henderson reflects on chapter seven of Ibram Kendi’s ‘How to be an Antiracist’, which discusses cultural racism.
Hear Miriam Heard’s reflections on chapter six of Ibram Kendi’s ‘How to be an Antiracist’ where Kendi goes into detail on meaning of being bodily racist and antiracist.
Dr. Gizella Meneses reflects on chapter five of Ibram Kendi’s ‘How to be an Antiracist’ which focuses on ethnicity and ethnic racism, defined by Kendi as a powerful collection of racist policies leading to various inequities.
Professor of History Anna Trumbore Jones shares her professorial insight as she reviews the fourth chapter of Ibram Kendi’s book ‘How to be an Antiracist,’ which focuses on the concept of biological racism.
Associate Professor of Religion Ben Zeller provides his religious insight on chapter three of Ibram Kendi’s How to be an Antiracist which traces the invisible lines of cultural power.
Sharing her knowledgeable insight on chapter two, Dueling Consciousness, Assistant Professor of English and African American Studies Dr. R.L. Watson discusses how Kendi provides a remix of W.E.B. Du Bois’ idea of double consciousness and the three threads of antiracist thought.
Listen as Dr. Courtney Joseph reflects on chapter one, Definitions, of How to be an Anitracist by Ibram Kendi Joseph discusses how Kendi asks us to think about the importance of having clear, consistent and stable definitions when it comes to race.
President Schutt introduces the year-long common reading of the book How To Be An Antiracist, one of many important initiatives taking place on our campus in support of our mission to embrace diversity and to truly make Lake forest College an anti-racist community.