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DE Racial Justice Book Group

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Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center

1655 Foster Street

Evanston, IL 60201

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Welcome to the second season of Dear Evanston's Racial Justice Book Group!

We're excited to kick off this year on Tuesday, October 16! Read on for details.

WHEN IS IT?

Tuesday, October 16, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

WHAT IS IT?

Meet new friends while reading and discussing acclaimed thought- and action-provoking books about racial justice in Evanston, Chicago, and the United States.

WHAT'S THE BOOK?

Our book for the first session is The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas.

Short summary: Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil, who is unarmed, at the hands of a police officer.

WHY SHOULD YOU SIGN UP?

To read and discuss interesting and challenging books and have difficult but neccessary conversations. To develop closer relationships with Evanstonians across race and socio-economic status. To gain new insights from people with different life experiences. To come up with action steps you can take to build bridges and make change in Evanston.

WHERE IS IT?

Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center, 1655 Foster Street, Evanston

IS THERE A FEE?

NO! Thanks to the sponsorship of Allie Payne, Mary Summerville, and their company Dreamtown Realty, and the co-sponsorship of many local organizations,there is no cost to participate. The Evanston Public Libary has limited copies of the book. If you need a copy of the book and aren't able to pay for one, please email dearevanston@gmail.com and we'll make sure you get one.

WHEN CAN I REGISTER?

NOW! but NO later than October 9 at 5 p.m.

QUESTIONS?

DearEvanston@gmail.com


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