We are excited to have Dr. Bettina Love as our guest author for October. Bettina is the author of We Want to Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom and Hip Hop’s Li’l Sistas Speak: Negotiating Hip Hop Identities and Politics in the New South. The antiracist book club is a monthly series where book clubs meet other book clubs, share ideas, learn, educate, activate and dismantle systemic racism using books and community.
This ongoing series will be hosted and led in a book club-style by our Chief Impact Officer, Dr. Anderson Smith. We definitely recommend reading Dr. Love’s article, “There Is Nothing Fragile About Racism," if you haven't already!
We hope that you can join us as we seek to advance antiracism through books and book club!
Here's a bit more background on our guest author Dr. Bettina Love:
Dr. Bettina L. Love is an award-winning author and the Athletic Association Endowed Professor at the University of Georgia. She is one of the field’s most esteemed educational researchers. Her writing, research, teaching, and activism meet at the intersection of race, education, abolition, and Black joy. Dr. Love is concerned with how educators working with parents and communities can build communal, civically engaged schools rooted in Abolitionist Teaching with the goal of intersectional social justice for equitable classrooms that love and affirm Black and Brown children. In 2020, Dr. Love co-founded the Abolitionist Teaching Network (ATN). ATN’s mission is simple: develop and support teachers and parents to fight injustice within their schools and communities. In 2020, Dr. Love was also named a member of the Old 4th Ward Economic Security Task Force with the Atlanta City Council.