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 selection below.

Spring 2021 Morning Book Discussion List
March 29th, 10:00AMThe Autobiography of Malcolm X
April 12th, 10:00AM: Selected African American Poetry
April 26 & May 10th, 10AM: A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry

Spring 2021 Evening Book Discussion List
April 12th, 7:00PM
Caste: The Origins of Our Discontent by Isabel Wilkerson
May 10th, 7:00PM: Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do by Jennifer L. Eberhardt
June 14th, 7:00PMThe Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein

The book selections are available in all formats at the Toledo Lucas County Library, Libby, Hoopla, Amazon, and local bookstores.

Meet Our AM 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.