How does the Great Radical Race Read (GR3) work?

Between now and August 4th, participants can register to start or join GR3 Circles/teams that will gather virtually for self-paced studies, interactions, and dialogue centered on one of five chosen titles in the GR3 book stack (groups may also pick their own books).

GR3 selected books ( each address how racialization unfolds in a specific domain)

Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love, and Liberation - by Rev. angel Kyodo williams, Lama Rod Owens, and Dr. Jasmine Syedullah

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You - by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness - by Michelle Alexander

My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending our Hearts and Bodies - by Resmaa Menakem

When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir - by Patrisse Khan-Cullors


For children:  A is for Activist (Children) by Innosanto Nagara

For teens:  The Hate U Give  (Teens) by Angie Thomas


Already have another book on race that you want to read with your circle? Please feel free to read, (un)learn,and collectively process around the book of your choice.

Beyond The Book Club

This is not your bypasser's book club. Throughout the 5 weeks, race readers will be supported within their reading circles, with guidebooks plus weekly READ-ins of the RD5 — Framework for Liberation —  that cumulatively offer learning equivalent to a full weekend of training, but is situated in embodied engagement.

Plus you'll be able to access simple shared practices, forums for questions, and virtual meeting space.  Taken together, GR3 situates you in reclaiming connection, care and compassion as the means by which to transform race, while also calling you into meaningful action steps.

Weekly READ-ins begin July 29th.  

*These sessions will be recorded for those that cannot attend in real time.

Funding The Future of Transforming Race

GR3 also serves as fundraiser that makes this project and the most transformative vision of the Race Movement Project possible. Together, through GR3, we are funding the people and technology of the first-ever virtual space for an ongoing, collective process of engaging with and unlearning racism that permeates our society. Race is not only a social construct, it is an embodied one. So while there are many worthy online courses on race, there is nothing that engages us at the level of mind and body in community to disrupt the habits of race where it lives: in the body. Having supported truly transformative experiences in real life for well over a thousand people, the fierce urgency of this time calls for this work to go virtual and go to scale.

Why build a space for the future? Because it’s clear, because it’s vital… we need a movement not a moment. You and your team can raise $1, $1000 or $10,000 knowing you are contributing to making certain we never need to hear the words "I can't breathe" or bear witness to devastating violence to call us awake again. Transforming race in 12 1/2 years is both strikingly hopeful and outrageously overdue. We can, and we will, meet the challenge.

The TIME is now for us to seize this moment of challenge and transmute it into an opportunity to #transformrace as we know it. Together. 

Go now to learn more, choose your book, find a circle or start your own.