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Read These Suggested Titles from the Latest Facing Race Conference

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Facing Race, an annual conference that made its way to Detroit in late 2018, is billed as “the largest multiracial, inter-generational gathering for organizers, educators, creatives and other leaders.” The conference brought more than 70 workshops and 180 presenters to the Detroit area last year. Topics included gentrification, healthcare, comics and advocacy, movement-based journalism, and many more. In the past, the conference has been hosted in Atlanta, Baltimore, Berkeley, Chicago, Dallas, Oakland, and New York.

After attending Facing Race, many JDL staffers went home with several book recommendations. You can check them out below.

Heavy by Kiese Laymon
Post-Traumatic Slave Syndrome by Joy Degruy
White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo
Waking up White by Debby Irving

Author: Tyler Kane

Tyler Kane works in the Collection Services Department as Centralized Selection Librarian selecting popular materials for all JDL Libraries Tyler has also written for Paste Magazine, New York's Village Voice and Detroit's Metro Times.

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