Choose Antiracism Video Series Student Response

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Inspired by Dr. Ibram Kendi’s work of How To Be An Antiracist, Lake Forest College is pleased to launch a video series titled "Choose Anti-racism." This series is a digital library of short educational videos created by College faculty and staff that reflects on each of the chapters from Dr. Ibram Kendi’s work. The videos will be released throughout the year and offer insight on how, as a campus community, we can apply the lessons from each chapter to make Lake Forest College truly anti-racist. 


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Chapter 18

Blythe May ’22  

Double majoring in Studio Art and Community Organization 
Provisional Honor Council, UBA, SAAC representative for the Art and Art History Department, It’s On Us, First Connection Mentor 

Chapter 17

Kaihan Rahimi ’22  

Double Major in Politics and International Relations and minor in legal studies.  
Student Coordinator in the Office of Intercultural Relations  
Lake Forest Men’s Soccer Team  

Chapter 16

Wiktoria Pedryc ’24


Major(s) and Minor(s): Officially undecided but aiming at Double Major in Psychology and Philosophy with Minor in Economics 

At Lake Forest College: Student Government (International Student Senator Class of 2024), Co-Founder and Vice President of the Slavic Ancestry Organization, RAD LAB Member, Student Worker at the Gates Center For Leadership and Personal Growth, Club Council Member, It’s On Us Organization Member, Student Programming Board Member, League for Environmental Awareness and Protection Organization Member, Sailing Team (once covid regulations allow) 

Others: First Responder Licensed and Trained in Germany and Poland, Event Coordinator of a national Polish Conference „Studia na Horyzoncie” since 2017, Tricity and RBC Model United Nations Organizer since 2015, Dancer and Winter Swimmer, etc. 

Chapter 15

Hayley Headley ’24  

Politics and International Development (self-designed)  
Staff Writer for the Stentor, Full Circle 

Chapter 14

Vitoria Andrade Carnier '23 

Majors: History and International Relations 
Minor: Educational Studies 
I'm the vice-president of UNIDAS, part of the IAG committee and the rugby team 

Chapter 13

Margaret Blackstone ’21  

Major: Business and Music Minor: Music Education  
Co-curricular activities: Gummere Fellows, Alpha Phi Omega, Orientation Leader, Relay for Life, TEDxLakeForestCollege, Concert Band

Chapter 12

Monia Alhelou ’22  

Double major in International Relations and Sociology&Anthropology  
First Connection Coordinator  
DEI Summit organizing team  
Content Creation Club treasurer 

Chapter 11

Elizabeth Ramirez ’22  

Double major in Psychology and Spanish 
Member of UNIDAS 

Chapter 10

Christopher Berry ’21  

Major: Environmental studies  
Minor: Business  
Leap, campus sustainability committee, and men’s ice hockey  

Chapter 9

Gabe K. Anzeze ’23  

Major(s): Politics & Economics  
Co-curricular: President - UMOJA, Student Rep. - College Council, Member - Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Summit Committee 2021, Gummere Fellow, Resident Assistant - Deerpath Hall, Member - ParkHurst-LFC committee. 

Chapter 8

Sam Lau ’23  

Major: Finance 
Men’s Ice Hockey 

Chapter 7

Mizraim Zabdiel Hernández Gavilan '22  

Major & Minor: International Relations and Business 
Undocumented Student Empowerment Group Co-President 

Chapter 6

Josh Giacomin ’23  

Class: Junior 
Majors: Economics & Data Science Double Major 
QRC Peer Tutor, Men’s Ice Hockey Team, Investment Club  

Chapter 5

Emily Castillo-Espinoza ’22

Major: Spanish and International Relations 
Minor: Philosophy  
Latinos Unidos (Treasurer), To Write Love On Her Arms (Secretary), Student Government (Domestic Senator for the Class of 2022), GSEF Fellow

Chapter 4

Cass Herberth ’21  
Majors: Psychology  
Minors: Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies & Spanish  
IAG committee, Office of Title IX student worker/volunteer, Research Assistant in Dr. Long's Office

Chapter 3

Isabella Nuño ’22  
Majors: Communication and Psychology 
Co-president of Latinos Unidos and To Write Love On Her Arms,  
Student Admissions Specialist  
Yuliana Quintana ’23  
Majors: Philosophy and Spanish  
Public Relations of Latinos Unidos, Latinos Unidos Dance, Tri delta, First Connection Mentor 
Yasmin Corrales ’22  
Majors: Communication and Spanish  
Minor: Math 
Co-president of Latinos Unidos

Chapter 2

Tebatso Duba '22

Major: Psychology and Philosophy  
Peer Tutor, Department of Psychology 
Research Assistant, Department of Neuroscience and Psychology 
Student Affairs Assistant 

Chapter 1

Chapter 1: Definitions 

Julián Cano ’23  


Major: Business  

Minor: Communications 

Co-founder of the empowerment group A Non-Traditional Approach  

Class of 2023 Domestic Senator  

JUNTOS, Pride, Cross Country & Track 


Uche Okeke '21 Discusses the Introduction of Ibram Kendi's How to be an Antiracist with Karen Taboada Buur and Jen Van Ewyk. 

Uche Okeke is majoring in Economics with minors in History and International Relations. She is currently the Archical and Research Intern at the Chicago History Museum. On campus, she is involved as a Club Council Chair, an Orientation Coordinator, a Writing Center Tutor, a member of Umoja, and works in the Gates Center.