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How To Be An Antiracist: Book Discussion Series

Library staff professional development DEI book discussion

Kimberlé Crenshaw & Intersectionality

This collection includes Crenshaw's must-read defining essay on intersectionality, "Mapping the margins : intersectionality, identity politics, and violence against women of color."

Queer & Trans People of Color Activists

Activists Sylvia Rivera & Marsha P. Johnson at LGBT Rights rally police line

Sylvia Rivera, left, and Marsha P. Johnson protest at a rally for gay rights in New York in 1973. (Diana Davies/Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library). Source: Washington Post

Marsha P. Johnson, with umbrella, and Sylvia Rivera, with fist upraised, were two of the unnamed important QTPOC activists whom Kendi says were marginalized from the Gay Rights movement they helped define after the NYC Stonewall Riots in 1969.


Combahee River Collective website photo of woman in front of blackboard on which is written in white chalk the statement Women are powerful and dangernous

Source: Combahee River Collective website

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Syllabus - Chapter 14: Gender

Selected Books for Further Reading