Summer Eid Festival: June 23, 2024 at Warren Recreation Center park from 12-3 PM.

Free event, children welcome, NOT a drop-off event.

 

 

 

By Isabel Wilkerson

Community Read

Join our Community Book read! In addition to reading the book, we invite you to organize or join a book discussion for your organization, place of worship, coworkers or book group.

There will be an author event with Isabel Wilkerson. Register here!

Author Event

Join author Isabel Wilkerson for a virtual webinar MARCH 10, 2022, 6:15-7:30 PM.

It will be facilitated by Dr. Regine Michelle Jean-Charles, Director of Northeastern University’s Department of Africana Studies, and Dean’s Professor of Culture and Social Justice, and Professor of Africana Studies and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies.

Register here!

About the Book

Caste: The Origins of our Discontents, was published in August 2020 to critical acclaim and became a Number 1 New York Times bestseller. Dwight Garner of The New York Times called it, “An instant American classic and almost certainly the keynote nonfiction book of the American century thus far.” Oprah Winfrey chose it as her 2020 Summer/Fall book club selection, declaring it “the most important book” she had ever selected.

Wilkerson won the Pulitzer Prize for her deeply humane narrative writing while serving as Chicago Bureau Chief of The New York Times in 1994, making her the first black woman in the history of American journalism to win a Pulitzer Prize and the first African American to win for individual reporting. In 2016, President Barack Obama awarded Wilkerson the National Humanities Medal for “championing the stories of an unsung history.”  –Penguin Random House

Learn more about Ms. Wilkerson and her work here.

 

When Getting Along is Not Enough: Reconstructing Race in Our Lives and Relationships

By Dr. Maureen Walker

Community Read

Join our Community Book read! In addition to reading the book, we invite you to organize or join a book discussion for your organization, place of worship, coworkers or book group.

Register here!

Dr. Walker is one of the most powerful voices today in the areas of relational and cultural growth, antiracism and reconciliation. She has worked at Harvard Business School and Wellesley College. She is passionate about bridging cultural differences. She is hopeful and inspirational and believes in the individual and collective power to heal our divisions and disconnections.

About the Book

Race is a powerful qualifier in our society, it shapes perceptions of who belongs and informs narratives of who we are as a community and as individuals. Using examples from her practice as a licensed psychologist and as an African American growing up in the South, Dr. Walker provides a way to enter into cross-racial discussion about race and race relations. Throughout her book Dr. Walker shares stories as examples of our racialized lives and poses questions for reader reflection.

Learn more about Dr. Walker and her work here.