Ally? Accomplice? Co-Conspirator?! An Antiracism Seminar about Doing the Work (Foundational)

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Sunday, February 13, 2022
10:00 am to 12:30 pm ET

Join sociopolitical comedian W. Kamau Bell and bestselling author Kate Schatz in this antiracism workshop designed to give attendees a clear understanding of systemic racism, white privilege, and Black disenfranchisement. Based on Bell and Schatz’s book, Do the Work! (Workman), this seminar will provide practical tools and real world applications booksellers can use in their ongoing antiracism work. Best known for his five-time Emmy Award-winning CNN docuseries United Shades of America, Bell has also appeared on Comedy Central, HBO, Fresh Air with Terry Gross, WTF with Marc Maron, The Breakfast Club, and This American Life. He has two stand-up comedy specials, Semi-Prominent Negro (Showtime) and Private School Negro (Netflix), and has been nominated for multiple NAACP Image Awards and a GLAAD award. Schatz is the New York Times bestselling author of Rad American Women A-Z, Rad Women Worldwide, Rad Girls Can, Rad American History A-Z, and the illustrated journal My Rad Life. This workshop is open to booksellers of all identities and races. 

W. Kamau Bell is a stand-up comedian and the host and executive producer of the Emmy Award winning CNN docu-series United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell. His latest stand-up comedy special, Private School Negro, is available on Netflix. Kamau wrote a book with the easy-to-remember title, The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell: Tales of a 6' 4", African American, Heterosexual, Cisgender, Left-Leaning, Asthmatic, Black and Proud Blerd, Mama's Boy, Dad, and Stand-Up Comedian. He’s the ACLU Celebrity Ambassador for Racial Justice and serves on the advisory boards of Hollaback! and Donors Choose.

Kate Schatz is an author, activist, educator, and queer feminist mama who's been talking, writing, and teaching about race, gender, social justice, and equity for many years. She's the New York Times-bestselling author of the "Rad Women" book series, (Rad American Women A-ZRad Women Worldwide, Rad Girls Can, and Rad American History A-Z) and her book of fiction Rid of Me: A Story is part of the cult-favorite 33 ⅓ series. Along with W. Kamau Bell, she’s the co-author of Do the Work: An Anti-Racist Activity Book

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