Nashville launches ‘How to be an Antiracist’ conversation

The Metro Human Relations Commission is hosting a community reading of a book that gained popularity during the nation’s racial reckoning last summer. The "How to be an Antiracist" was added to the summer reading list for USN faculty and staff in April. Just a few weeks later, Director Vince Durnan invited the entire USN community to read along with faculty. Faculty held a virtual book discussion in August before the school year began. This Metro Nashville series offers opportunities for larger dialogue with neighbors.
The Metro Human Relations Commission is proud to announce Just Conversations: Nashville Reads "How to be an Antiracist." The project launches on Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2021 at

The project invites individuals and groups to read the book and discuss the issues it raises. A filmed panel discussion was created for each chapter. Each of these episodes features people and organizations from across Nashville representing various communities, city sectors, and perspectives. Study guides and other resources allowing readers to dig deeper and providing groups the foundation to have thoughtful discussions will be available on the website. 

The first two episodes in the 19 episode series will premier at 4 p.m. on Monday, January 18 at New episodes will premier every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 4 p.m. through the end of February.

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