Anti-Racist Reading Collective for Justice

Let us realize the arc of the moral universe is long but it bends toward justice.

—Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The only thing that’s really worthwhile is change. It’s coming.

—Septima Poinsette Clark

The Anti-Racist Reading Collective for Justice supports people who come together to establish critical, authentic discussions of books and other texts and to achieve transformative change through actions that combat racism.

The purpose of the Anti-Racist Reading Collective for Justice is to build community and knowledge through sustained dialogue, to engage in civic development, and most importantly, to take action against all forms of racism. ARRC for Justice members step out of their comfort zones to examine texts critically and engage in personal reflection to enact change in themselves and their communities. Members "read" and discuss texts of all kinds related to race, for example: books, poetry, graphic novels, literature for children or adolescents, and also multimedia, images, movies, or documentaries.

Please contact CLaRI Director Mary McVee for more information at