book coverTo help facilitate important conversations about diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), OSU Extension in Warren County is collaborating with the MLK Community Coalition of Lebanon. We will be reading and discussing the book Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? and Other Conversations About Race by Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum. This is a year-long commitment to read and discuss a chapter of the book each month, starting in February 2021.

We will discuss a chapter of the book each month from February through December. There will be two different meeting times to choose from, one during the workday and one in the evening. We will start off meeting virtually with the hope that we may be able to meet in person later in the year.

1. Daytime Club: Second Tuesday of every month from Noon to 1pm
2. Evening Club: First Thursday of every month from 7pm to 8pm

Discussion Dates and Topics:

Feb 4 or 9 Prologue and Introduction
March 4 or 9 Chapter 1: Defining Racism and Chapter 2: The Complexity of Identity
April 1 or 13 Chapter 3: The Early Years
May 6 or 11 Chapter 4: Identity Development in Adolescence
June 3 or 8 Chapter 5: Racial Identity in Adulthood
July 1 or 13 Chapter 6: The Development of White Identity
Aug 5 or 10 Chapter 7: White Identity, Affirmative Action and Color-Blind Racial Ideology
Sep 2 or 14 Chapter 8: Critical Issues in Latinx, Native, Asian and Pacific Islander and Middle Eastern/North African Identity Development
Oct 7 or 12 Chapter 9: Identity Development in Multiracial Families
Nov 4 or 9 Chapter 10: Embracing a Cross-Racial Dialogue
Dec 2 or 14 Epilogue: Signs of Hope, Sites of Progress

Registration for the 2021 BEI Book Club has closed. If you are interested in joining or have questions, please contact Laura Stanton, Family and Consumer Sciences Educator, OSU Extension, Warren County at Thank you!