Published: Oct. 13, 2021
Ibram Kendi's book How to be an Antiracist standing up and partially open on a table.

CU Denver is engaging in a university-wide reading of Ibram X. Kendi’s How to Be an Antiracist, and we strongly encourage all members of CLAS to participate!

CLAS is organizing reading groups for Spring 2022. These book groups will be a meaningful way to make connections and build trust with your peers and colleagues in talking about race and racism. Through these discussions, we aim to foster a sense of belonging and to engage our community to share responsibility for creating and sustaining a just, safe, and inclusive campus. Get more information and sign-up at the CLAS website.

When you sign up, you will indicate your preferences for joining a discussion group based on scheduling availability. You can also indicate whether you would prefer to read  the book on your own or to form your own book group. If you choose to form your own group, we strongly encourage you to have a facilitator who has prior experience moderating conversations around sensitive topics.

Obtain your copy of the book, and get ready to start reading! Many copies of the book are now and will continue to be available from the Auraria Library. People who complete the signup form by November 15, 2021 will be first in line to receive a free copy of the book from CLAS (we will prioritize free copies of the book for students).

Please contact Faye C. Caronan at for questions about CLAS READS discussions.

Please contact Marjorie Levine-Clark at for questions about diversity, equity, and inclusion within CLAS.

Please contact Kristen Kang Salsbury at for questions on forming groups.