Talking about race requires courageous conversations. The Seguin Public Library invites the TLU community to join the City of Seguin as it begins its new community event series, "Seguin Talks About Race," centering around the book, "So You Want to Talk About Race," by Ijeoma Oluo.
Over the summer, TLU Administration, read “So You Want to Talk About Race” and discussed it during their August retreat, and subsequently, Sarah Story, VP for Admissions, Marketing & Communications, and President Cottrell have been participating in weekly calls with Seguin Daily News/KWED General Manager Darren Dunn, Seguin Public Library staff, and Seguin educators and community leaders to discuss how TLU can support and be part of “Seguin Talks About Race.”
The Seguin Public Library is leading the effort on organizing events and discussions for the community to join from mid-October to mid-November. Here are some ways you can join the conversations:
- The Seguin Public Library has generously donated several copies of the book “So You Want to Talk About Race,” for TLU faculty, staff, and students. The books are available at TLU’s Blumberg Memorial Library and are located on the west end of the library’s foyer near the exit. If you are interested, you may take a book on the honor system and return it in the book drop when you’re done so someone else can read it.
- The first community discussion will be hosted at the Seguin Public Library on Saturday, Oct. 17, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. There will be a limited number of seats available for attendees who RSVP or you may participate virtually. Dr. Bernadette Buchanan, TLU’s associate dean for Student Life & Learning, and Rashad Tolbert, TLU senior and BSU president, will be featured speakers on a panel of community leaders. For more information about the event and how to register, visit the library’s web page.
- For a full schedule of events, click here.
This is a flexible program where participants can read and join the conversation as their schedule allows.