Please join us for a new bi-monthly book discussion series focusing on how our community and society can work toward true inclusion. The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together, by Heather McGhee, kicks off our series.
June, Economics: The Sum of Us - guest, LeRoy King
Register here: https://sjcpl.libnet.info/website/event/5087653
on the left, click the mauve-ish button - "register to attend the event"
August, Education: Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools - guest, Dr. Yvonne Murray-Larrier
October, Voting: One Person, No Vote by Carol Anderson - guest, Dr. Christina Wolbrecht
January, Workforce: Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn - guest, Kate Lee, Director of Education and Workforce, South Bend Regional Chamber of Commerce
March, Intersectionality: Song in a Weary Throat by Pauli Murray--guest, Dr. Dé Bryant, Professor of Psychology and Director of Social Action Project, IUSB
May, Housing: The Color of Law - guest, tbd
Anti-oppressive Facilitation For Democratic Process - building your facilitation skills will help you make your meetings better, more inclusive, and more fully democratic! Here are some foundational tips and suggestions that can have big impacts on your meetings.
Relevant Reads: The Journey to Inclusion series is a joint partnership between the St. Joseph County Public Library, the University of Notre Dame, Brain Lair Books, and a variety of community partners.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • One of today’s most insightful and influential thinkers offers a powerful exploration of inequality and the lesson that generations of Americans have failed to learn: Racism has a cost for everyone—not just for people of color.
The powerful (Michelle Alexander) exploration--featured by The Atlantic, Essence, the Washington Post, New York magazine, NPR, and others--of the harsh and harmful experiences confronting Black girls in schools
In a work that Lisa Delpit calls imperative reading, Monique W.
As featured in the documentary All In: The Fight for Democracy
PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award Finalist, Longlisted for the National Book Award
Best Books of the Year--Washington Post, Boston Globe, NPR, Bustle, NYPL
A timely and essential history of Black voter suppression, adapted from the National Book Award longlisted adult book
NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • With stark poignancy and political dispassion Tightrope addresses the crisis in working-class America while focusing on solutions to mend a half century of governmental failure. This must-read book “shows how we can and must do better” (Katie Couric).
A prophetic memoir by the activist who “articulated the intellectual foundations” (The New Yorker) of the civil rights and women’s rights movements.
New York Times Bestseller • Notable Book of the Year • Editors' Choice Selection
One of Bill Gates’ “Amazing Books” of the Year
One of Publishers Weekly’s 10 Best Books of the Year
Longlisted for the National Book Award for Nonfiction
An NPR Best Book of the Year
Winner of the Hillman Prize for Nonfiction
Gold Winner • California Book Award (Nonfi