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  • Sunday, July 26, 2020 at 03:00 PM Paris Time · 3 rsvps
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    Book Club: Black and White - Films and Books about Racial Bias and Racial Intolerance

    Our next book club will be an online meeting on Sunday, July 26 at 3pm.  For this session we have not chosen a single book for everyone to read.  Instead we encourage you to bring your reactions to a variety of books, films and podcasts on the subject of race in America.  These may be books/films that you consumed recently or as far back as high school.  Of course, there are many, many perspectives from which to approach this subject – racism from the historical perspective, the legislative perspective, the economic perspective, the health care perspective, the white perspective, to name a few. 

    Perhaps in the wake of the wave of Black Lives Matter protests you have been reading and watching material in order to reach a deeper understanding of the current landscape of attitudes.  If you need suggestions for materials, here are some books, films and podcasts you can use to inform yourself and prepare for our discussion.

     

    Genre

    Title

    Author/Source

    Non-fiction book

    White Fragility

    Robin DiAngelo

    Book/Essay

    Between Me and the World

    Ta-Nehisi Coates

    Fiction Book

    Americanah

    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    Non-fiction book

    Stamped from the Beginning

    Ibram X Kendi

    Film

    Thirteenth

    Ava DuVernay/Netflix

    Film

    Just Mercy

    Destin Daniel Cretton/ Amazon Prime Video

    Podcast

    1619

    Nikole Hannah-Jones/New York Times

    Podcast

    Code Switch

    Shereen Marisol Meraji

     

    RSVP to receive the link to for the meeting.  We hope to see you and hear from you on July 26th.