Social Justice Book Club

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The Social Justice Book Club meets on the first Wednesday of the month at Mission Branch Library (Community Room) and online (Zoom) at 6:00 pm. The Social Justice Book Club explores social justice issues through literature and nonfiction while providing a safe place to discuss important topics, share ideas, and inspire critical thinking about equality and justice.

A note on content warnings. The topics covered in the books we read for the Social Justice Book Club will inherently have difficult, possibly triggering descriptions of events. Without being able to warn ahead of time about potential triggers in each book we read, I ask that you please take the time to check-in with yourself and give yourself the permission to disengage if you are feeling overwhelmed.

The book we will be discussing is The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together by Heather McGhee. Please find it in our catalog or request it through Link+. Description: The author draws on a wealth of economic data to make the case that discriminatory laws and practices that target African Americans also negatively impact society at large. This is the One Book, One San Diego selection this year in the adult category.


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