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Anti-Racism Book Club

Tuesday, September 15 at 7:30pm

From Executive Director Susie Monagan: Maybe you’re like me and are feeling the call to further educate yourself along the path to anti-racism. Maybe, also like me, you do better with some extrinsic motivation (yes, peer pressure) to organize your time and reading materials. Please join me in reading and discussing books over the next six months as part of The Smith’s Anti-Racism Book Club.

Anti-Racism Book Club

Thank you to everyone who participated in the discussion of “White Fragility” by Robin DiAngelo! The Anti-Racism Book Club’s next book is “The Warmth of Other Suns” by Isabel Wilkerson. Our book club discussion will be held on Tuesday, September 15 @ 7:30pmMake sure to RSVP to join the discussion!

The Warmth of Other Suns

In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life.

From 1915 to 1970, this exodus of almost six million people changed the face of America. Wilkerson compares this epic migration to the migrations of other peoples in history. She interviewed more than a thousand people, and gained access to new data and official records, to write this definitive and vividly dramatic account of how these American journeys unfolded, altering our cities, our country, and ourselves.

Isabel Wilkerson

Image of Isabel WilkersonIsabel Wilkerson, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Humanities Medal, is the author of the critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller The Warmth of Other Suns. Her debut work won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction and was named to Time’s 10 Best Nonfiction Books of the 2010s and The New York Times’s list of the Best Nonfiction of All Time. She has taught at Princeton, Emory, and Boston Universities and has lectured at more than two hundred other colleges and universities across the United States and in Europe and Asia.

 

The Warmth of Other Suns book cover