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The Skin We’re In – Book Club

Wednesday, April 6th @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Brandon University

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To celebrate Black Excellence, and in preparation for Black History Month, we will be reading the book “The Skin We’re In: A Year of Black Resistance and Power” by Desmond Cole. (Winner of the 2020 Toronto Book Award, National Bestseller, Nominated for the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing)

The Skin We’re In describes the struggle against racism in Canada during the year 2017 which chronicles Cole’s role as an anti-racist activist and the impact of systemic racism in Canadian society.  The work argues that Canada is not immune to the anti-Black racism that characterized American society.  Month-by-month, Cole creates a comprehensive picture of entrenched, systemic inequality.  Urgent, controversial, and unsparingly honest, The Skin We’re In is destined to become a vital text for anti-racist and social justice movements in Canada, as well as a potent antidote to the all too present complacency of many white Canadians.” (Penguin Random House Canada, 2020)

Wednesdays, January 26 – April 3, 2022
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Hosted by Cheryl Fleming, Patty Douglas and special guests.

Participation will be limited to 20 people to allow for discussion.  Spots will be filled on a first come, first served basis so please sign up as soon as possible. To join this book club, contact Cheryl at flemingc@brandonu.ca.  If spots fill up quickly, we will consider a second run of this book club at a later date.

Brandon University is committed to being an accessible institution. To ensure that any event is available to all who are interested in attending, please advise us in advance of any accessibility considerations. Accessibility contact: communications@brandonu.ca


Wednesday, April 6th
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Event Category:


Diversity and Human Rights


Brandon University
270 18th Street
Brandon, MB