Anti-racist book club launching this week

The Austin branch of the Chicago Public Library will host an anti-racist book club via Zoom on Wednesday, Oct. 28 to discuss Mikki Kendall’s book “Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot.” Meetings in November and December to discuss other anti-racist books have been scheduled.

Free talk Thursday in Austin on former Ebony editor

Archivist Beverly Cook will deliver a presentation on Era Bell Thompson, who worked for Ebony magazine for more than 30 years. Thompson published an autobiography as well as a second book, “Africa, Land of My Fathers,” based on a tour she took of 18 African countries.

Back-to-school rally set for Saturday

The third annual event, put on by the Clifton P. Lewis Foundation, will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 6 at the West Chicago Library branch, 4856 W. Chicago Ave. There will be food, entertainment by the Jessie White Tumblers and a school supply giveaway.