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WRJI Anti-racism Book Club!

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Join other Wellesley Alums each month to explore the power of racism in America, its roots, contemporary prevalence - and ways to fight it.

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Have you heard of the explosion of books being published on the history of, experiences from, and ways to undertake racial justice work? Are you committed but wish to be better informed? Do you read but seek a place to discuss and ask questions?

WRJI is hosting a monthly Anti-racist Book Club, the third Sunday of every month, 3-4:30 p.m. Six books will be chosen, then repeated in a second 6-month cycle.

Register for any session, February-July, to attend the first 6-month series. Feel free join the second round (August-January) for any books you have to miss. The Book Club is free. Participants will be asked to contribute to WRJI to support administration and facilitation.

Book Club Month ONE:

Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America

By Ijeoma Oluo

From the author of the New York Times bestseller So You Want to Talk About Race, a history of white male America and a scathing indictment of what it has cost us socially, economically, and politically

After the election of Donald Trump, and the escalation of white male rage and increased hostility toward immigrants that came with him, New York Times-bestselling author Ijeoma Oluo found herself in conversation with Americans around the country, pondering one central question: How did we get here?

In this ambitious survey of the last century of American history, Oluo answers that question by pinpointing white men's deliberate efforts to subvert women, people of color, and the disenfranchised.

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