We want to raise the awareness of Saint John’s community by focusing on specific topics regarding inequality that affect all of us, either consciously or unconsciously. Michelle Obama, former first lady and author, wrote, “Race and racism is a reality that so many of us grow up learning to just deal with. But if we ever hope to move past it, it can’t just be on people of color to deal with it. It is up to all of us – Black, white, everyone – no matter how well-meaning we think we might be, to do the honest, uncomfortable work of rooting it out.”
If you're in the neighborhood and you'd like to learn more, stop by St. John's. We have two shelves of books about racism in the Thompson Room library.