★ Sign up your group as a participating partner in the Roanoke Change Academy

Sign up your group as a Change Academy partner to encourage attendance, and continue the conversation and action as part of your ongoing work together.

What’s it mean to be a partner? Simply that you’re signing on as a group to continue the conversation, the exploration, and or advocacy — however it makes sense for your group. This might be as simple as discussing the book as part of a church book group, or keeping each other informed as you take your next step in understanding antiracist strategies. It just means you’re interested in learning more and doing more together to make our community a better place for all. We’ll add your group’s name to the list below.

Book No Further (Get 10% off the book in-store or using the link)
City of Roanoke
Councilmember Bill Bestpitch
Councilmember Joe Cobb
Diversity Serves
Roanoke Valley Points of Diversity


Continue the conversation with Roanoke City Public Libraries and BOOK CITY Roanoke.  Following our August 2019 Indecent Histories event with Dr. Ibram X. Kendi at Melrose Library, we read and discussed Stamped from the Beginning. The book puts power and economic interest first in the analysis of racist ideas in America. To undo the systems now at work, Dr. Kendi contended, we must focus on policy change rather mental change.


What does that look like? What racist policies are woven into our institutions and how do we undo them? Together via Zoom, we’ll meet on four Mondays beginning in September with local experts, drawing on key chapters in Dr. Kendi’s latest book, the bestselling How to Be an Antiracist.

REGISTER HERE for one session or all four.

September 14 – Antiracist Planning and Neighborhoods
September 21 – Antiracist Education
September 28 – Antiracist Healthcare
October 5 – An Antiracist City

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