Wednesday, April 29, 2015

May 2015 "Suspended Sentences"

We will be reading "Suspended Sentences" by Patrick Modiano for this month Social Justice Book Club. We will have discussion here from May 11-15. 
We look forward to hearing from you.

Monday, February 9, 2015

March 2015: Just Mercy

"Just Mercy
by Bryan Stevenson

We will be having our discussion online from March 9th-13th
Monday March 9: Introduction-Chapter Four
Tuesday March 10: Chapter 5-Chapter Eight 
Wednesday March 11: Chapter 9-Chapter Twelve
Thursday March 12: Chapter Thirteen- Chapter Sixteen 
Friday March 13: Epilogue-Final Thoughts

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

March 2014: Half the Sky

HTS-Poster-V3We're kicking off our virtual book club with Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. The April Social Justice Book Club will take place the week of April 14-20. Sue Halpern said the following in her review of Hall The Sky in The New York Review of Books:

“…he and WuDunn are very clear that they have not written Half the Sky simply to document the condition of child brides in Ethiopia and girls forced into prostitution in Cambodia, but to inspire readers to change the dynamic and shift the paradigm. “Let us be clear about this up front,” they say in their introduction. “We hope to recruit you to join an incipient movement to emancipate women and fight global poverty by unlocking women’s power as economic catalysts.” It is a testament to their skills as writers and reporters that they’ve managed to write this call to action without having to raise their voices. The facts, as they learned long ago in China, speak loudly enough.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

February 2014: Kitchen Confidential

 "Kitchen Confidential"

We have selected Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain for our February Social Justice Book Club.

We will meet to discuss the book on February 19 at 6:00pm in the Jefferson Room at the Downtown Library

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