In the wake of Charlottesville … in a climate of increasing visibility of violence against people of color … and in response to sincere questions about being more inclusive in our CCC, the book club has decided to spend some time talking about issues of race, racism, discrimination, and institutional racism.
We’ll start by reading and discussing two essays: “Unpacking the Backpack of White Privilege,” by Peggy McIntosh and “Time and Distance Overcome,” by Eula Biss. To help with the discussion, please download the following CCC -Reading Guide.
These are both articles that we hope will begin building a foundation to help foster learning and to begin responding to the violence in our world.
Please join us on September 11, 2017 at 6:00 PM in the basement at Carnegie Public Library, 322 S Wayne St., Angola, IN 46703.
In October we will be reading Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Between the World and Me and excerpts from Claudia Rankin’s Citizen. For previews, of these authors, you can check out these interviews of Coates and Rankin.