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Reading for Change

Main Library, Boardroom

2024-06-26 13:00:00 2024-06-26 14:00:00 America/New_York Reading for Change A book discussion group where we explore topics of Race and Ethnicity Equity and Inclusion (REEI). Main Library -

Wednesday, June 26
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-06-26 13:00:00 2024-06-26 14:00:00 America/New_York Reading for Change A book discussion group where we explore topics of Race and Ethnicity Equity and Inclusion (REEI). Main Library -

A book discussion group where we explore topics of Race and Ethnicity Equity and Inclusion (REEI).

The Reading for Change Book Discussion Group will explore Race and Ethnicity Equity and Inclusion (REEI). Through group discussion, we will expand our knowledge of systemic racism and intersectional social justice issues, examining how we uphold these systems of inequality, and identify steps we can take to combat inequalities. We hope to provide an inclusive space to explore meaningful change. This group will spend two or three months discussing one title so that we have time to unpack the topics in the book and look for ways we can impact change in the community. This book group will meet the last Wednesday of the month at 1:00. No registration necessary.

In June we will be talking about The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates.

Young Hiram Walker was born into bondage. When his mother was sold away, Hiram was robbed of all memory of her--but was gifted with a mysterious power. Years later, when Hiram almost drowns in a river, that same power saves his life. This brush with death births an urgency in Hiram and a daring scheme: to escape from the only home he's ever known. So begins an unexpected journey that takes Hiram from the corrupt grandeur of Virginia's proud plantations to desperate guerrilla cells in the wilderness, from the coffin of the deep South to dangerously utopic movements in the North. Even as he's enlisted in the underground war between slavers and the enslaved, Hiram's resolve to rescue the family he left behind endures. This is the dramatic story of an atrocity inflicted on generations of women, men, and children--the violent and capricious separation of families--and the war they waged to simply make lives with the people they loved. Written by one of today's most exciting thinkers and writers, The Water Dancer is a propulsive, transcendent work that restores the humanity of those from whom everything was stolen.

AGE GROUP: | Adult |

EVENT TYPE: | Lifelong Learning | Book Club |

TAGS: | Learning | Club | Adults |

Main Library

Phone: 740-653-2745

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About the branch

Our Main Library is located in downtown Lancaster.  This location features a large meeting room, as well as a board room and study room.  Our children's area has an Early Literacy Center, perfect for preschool-aged children.  

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