October resources from Elon Law’s Antiracism Working Group

A group of Elon Law faculty, staff and students is sharing on a monthly basis what members are reading and watching as part of a desire to engage in important discussions on topics related to race and history. 

Members of the Elon Law faculty, in coordination with several staff and students, have organized their efforts in recent months to discuss the role of educators and mentors in creating a more equitable and inclusive community at Elon Law.

One of the first initiatives of the Antiracism Working Group is focused on sharing with the broader community what members are reading and watching related to issues of equity and inclusion, and to invite the Elon Law community to engage in discussions on those topics.

For the month of October, members are currently reading, watching, or listening to:

  • The 1619 Project Podcast from the New York Times
  • 12 Years a Slave by Soloman Northrup
  • The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
  • The Collected Poetry of Nikki Giovanni: 1968-1998
  • Intimations by Zadie Smith
  • “Why Not the Right Thing the First Time,” a TED Talk by Nikki Giovanni

The workgroup also encourages participation or attendance at the following programs in October:

  • Elon Law/LMC Poetry Slam, “High Rhymes and Misdemeanors” on October 15 from 12:30 to 1:30 in Room 207 and on WebEx
  • Nikki Giovanni Poetry Reading on October 21 at 7:30 p.m. via Elon Live

For more information on the Antiracism & Law Workgroup, contact Associate Professor Andy Haile at ahaile@elon.edu or Professor Catherine Ross Dunham at cdunham@elon.edu.