At the last meeting of the book club we focussed on The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga. This was the first fiction book we had read and covered everything from class to identity. It also divided opinion among the group which led to some lively conversation.
We are now approaching the fourth meeting of the Cardiff Amnesty International Human Rights Book Club which will be held on Monday 17th May 2021 at 7pm. We will be reading The Power of Privilege: How White People Can Challenge Racism by June Sarpong. The author is a British television presenter and broadcaster. She has appeared on numerous television shows, including several for BBC and Sky News. In October 2019, she was appointed as the BBC’s first Director of Creative Diversity. Sarpong also received an MBE in the 2007 New Year’s Honours List for services to broadcasting and charity and an OBE in the 2020 New Year’s Honours List for services to broadcasting.
The book itself is an action based approach to how individuals can use their privilege for good and challenge racism that exists in society.
“What does ‘white privilege’ mean, and how can you use it to help?
Having spent years researching, writing, and educating people about the benefits of a diverse society, I often challenge those who prosper within a system steeped in systemic racism. In this book, I will empower you to become an effective ally against racism.
With ten action-driven solutions, I will provide you with all the tools you need to use your privilege for good, undo the limiting beliefs that are held by society, and create the right kind of change.
Together, we can build a better, fairer, future for everyone”.
We hope you can join us on 17th May 2021 at 7pm to discuss this book!
The book club is held separately to the usual Cardiff Amnesty Group meetings and is open to everyone, regardless of whether you are a member of Amnesty International or not. If you would like to join us, please get in touch with our Group Secretary, Tomos, at firstname.lastname@example.org.