Please join us for a new bi-monthly book discussion series focusing on how our community and society can work toward true inclusion. Next up: Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools - guest, Dr. Yvonne Murray-Larrier
August, Education: Pushout - guest, Dr Yvonne Murray-Larrier
Register here: St Joseph County Public Library
on the left, click the mauve-ish button - "register to attend the event"
June, Economics: The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Us
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 • LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD • 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 of the harsh and harmful experiences confronting Black girls in schools, and how we can instead orient schools toward their flourishing
On the day fifteen-year-old Diamond from the Bay Area stopped going to school, she was expelled for lashing out at peers who constantly harassed and teased her for something everyone on the staff had missed
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
NATIONAL BESTSELLER • 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 from the authors of Half the Sky “shows how we can and must do better” (Katie Couric).
THE STORY BEHIND THE DOCUMENTARY MY NAME IS PAULI MURRAY
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