Anti-Racism Book Club

Cover of Why are all the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria

The GW SMHS Office for Diversity and Inclusion, Anti-Racism Coalition (ARC) and Center for Faculty Excellence invite all SMHS faculty and staff to register and participate in our spring 2022 Book Club discussion series on the book Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? by Beverly Daniel Tatum. 

This book club will consist of 3 sessions, one each month February through April, held virtually via Zoom. Participants are encouraged to attend all 3 sessions, but welcome to attend as available.

Attend if you:

  • Have read the book, and want a place to discuss it
  • Are interested in building your capacity for creating inclusive spaces in your workplace or the learning environment

All SMHS Faculty and Staff are invited.


Sessions will meet via Zoom, with a large-group introduction, followed by smaller breakout groups for discussion.  Participants will be provided with a discussion guide to help facilitate conversation and learning. 


Our meetings will be on the 4th Tuesday of the month at Noon and the 4th Wednesday of the month at 5 PM to accommodate varying schedules. 

  • Session 1: February 22nd, noon and February 23rd, 5pm -6pm
  • Session 2: March 22nd, noon and February 23rd, 5pm -6pm
  • Session 3: April 26th, noon and April 27th, 5pm -6pm


Where to get the book 

Additional Resources 

While it is our preference that all participants read the entire book, we know that sometimes life gets in the way of our plans.  If you would like to participate in the discussion, but have not had time to finish the book, here are a few additional resources that might help.


To register for this book club, please fill out this form.  Once you have registered, you will be sent the Zoom meeting information as well as the discussion guide.