You’re invited to join us for a series of reading discussions to explore books relevant to today’s political environment. We will gather once a month at a local establishment or home, 7:30-9:00 p.m. with a leader to provide a synopsis of the monthly read and then help guide a discussion. Reading the book is not a requirement, but is very strongly suggested. You are welcome to join, or not, whenever a book catches your attention. The venue will be rotated around northern Columbia County, and we will ask for RSVP’s as the date gets nearer to help us select the right sized location.
When: February 1, 2018 at 7:00 pm
Where: Alan Gelb’s house at 238 Maple Drive in East Chatham
Facilitator: Michael Robbins
Our next book is The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander, paperback edition revised 2012.
“Now and then a book comes along that might in time touch the public and educate social commentators, policymakers, and politicians about a glaring wrong that we have been living with that we also somehow don’t know how to face. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander is such a work.” – The New York Review of Books