Racial Justice Book Discussions

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The YWCA of Northwest Ohio Virtual Book Discussion Group is free and open to all adults featuring themes of racial and social justice. Groups meet via Zoom and the meeting link will be sent prior to the listed discussion date. To register for a book discussion group click your selected date below.

2020-2021 Book Club List

November 2 & November 16: White Fragility:Why It’s So Hard for White People To Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo
November 30 & December 14: Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
January 4 & January 18: The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin & The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks About Race by Jesssym Ward
February 1 & February 15:The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison 
March 1, March 15 & March 29: The Autobiography of Malcolm X
April 12: Selected Afro American Poetry
April 26 & May 10: A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry
June 7 & 21: I’m Still Here by Austin Channing Brown
July 12 & July 26: Caste by Isabel Wilkerson

Meet Our Facilitator

Christine Nace is a retired English teacher and English Department Head with 37 years of experience in an international school in Rome, Italy. Her passion for literature, in particular Afro-American literature, began at university in the 1970’s where she actively participated in the Civil Rights Movement while earning a degree in English. An avid reader with a strong sense of social justice and the need to continually engage in a struggle against oppression in our society, Christine is eager to create a environment that encourages participants to engage in clear, constructive dialogue with each other about how to deal with racial prejudices and biases. As moderator of a discussion of anti-racist literary texts, she aims to to facilitate a free exchange of ideas in an honest examination of the provoking, challenging and enduring issues of racism and white supremacy which plague America today .She hopes you will join her in this journey towards a deeper understanding these critical issues.