What Does an Antiracist Community Look Like?

Next date: Saturday, May 22, 2021 | 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Developing Your Ally Skills 101 with Kanesha Baynard

Join Palo Alto City Library as we host a conversation between Rev. Kaloma Smith and author Julie Lythcott-Haims as they discuss antiracism in a community context. What does an antiracist community look like? How can we work together to achieve an antiracist community?

Julie Lythcott-Haims believes in humans and is deeply interested in what gets in our way. She is the New York Times bestselling author of the anti-helicopter parenting manifesto How to Raise an Adult which gave rise to a TED Talk that has more than 5 million views. Her second book is the critically-acclaimed and award-winning prose poetry memoir Real American, which illustrates her experience as a Black and biracial person in white spaces and which the poet Ishmael Reed termed, “like a machete.” A third book, Your Turn: How to Be an Adult, is out now.

Julie is a former corporate lawyer and Stanford dean, and she holds a BA from Stanford, a JD from Harvard, and an MFA in Writing from California College of the Arts. She serves on the board of Common Sense Media, and on the advisory board of LeanIn.Org, and she is a former board member at Foundation for a College Education, Global Citizen Year, The Writers Grotto, and Challenge Success. She volunteers with the hospital program No One Dies Alone.

In partnership with The Bill Lane Center for the American West.

bta_logo.png This event is part of the Library's Book to Action series. Throughout the month of May, the Library will be hosting a series of virtual events inspired by our book selection, How to Be An Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi and the themes of racial equity and antiracism.


  • Saturday, May 22, 2021 | 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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