First-Year Student Book Club

Book Club_How to be an antiracist


The First-Year Student Book Club is sponsored by the Office of New Student Programs and the Office of Student Life, and free to all participating students. This year, we will be reading Ibram X. Kendi’s “How To Be an Antiracist”!


The Book Club will meet for a total of 3 virtual discussion events which will occur in October and November. Check out our speakers and discussion dates below! Upon completion of the program, students will receive a Certificate of Completion and Outside the Classroom Curriculum (OCC) credit.


Wednesday, October 7, 8:30 p.m. EST

Dr. Gabby Yearwood, Lecturer Director of Undergraduate Studies – Department of Anthropology

Secondary Appointment – Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies


Wednesday, October 28, 8:30 p.m. EST

Dr. Clyde Pickett, Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion


Monday, November 9, 8:30 p.m. EST


Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

Brought to you by Pitt Program Council and the Office of New Student Programs
During our final discussion meeting, students will have the opportunity to discuss the text with Dr. Ibram X. Kendi himself! All Pitt Undergraduates will be invited to a speaker event with Dr. Kendi on Monday, November 9, 8:30 p.m. EST.
An exclusive VIP event with Dr. Kendi for Book Club members only will immediately follow from 9:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. EST.

View the How To Be an Antiracist Reading Guide Kendi Quote


Books have arrived! Please check your email for pick-up times if you are on campus. If you are off-campus, your books have been mailed.