Community Reads with Racing 4 Equity

Beginning 6 PM Jan. 27, area residents are invited to attend a program at the Carnegie Library in downtown Jackson to discuss Ijeoma Oluo’s book So You Want to Talk about
Race. The program kicks off what will be a four-part series facilitated by Racing 4 Equity co-founder Kesha Hamilton, with panelists Daveda Quinn, Myesha Jones, Ebone Worthy from United Way and Carnegie Branch Manager Ann Neff-Rohs.

Watch the event recording here.


To reserve a copy of So You Want to Talk About Race, contact Adult Services at 517-905-1339. Questions? Email Carnegie Branch Manager Ann Neff-Rohs at

Topics include race, privilege, police brutality, the Black Lives Matter movement, and America’s continued struggle with racial complexities, concepts, and history.

Kesha Hamilton, facilitator, is a founding member of R4E and has co-chaired the group from its beginning. She is a lifelong resident of Jackson, a racial equity educator and consultant, and community servant, volunteering extensively throughout the community. She also chairs the City of Jackson Racial Equity Commission and was instrumental in its creation.

Racing 4 Equity is a group of Jackson residents who formed in November of 2018 after attending Facing Race; Race Forward. They are committed to having hard conversations, continuous learning and insist on Jackson becoming a racially equitable city.