Michael's Notes

Michael's Notes

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Greetings everyone,

We're excited to announce that the discussion materials are now available for the 2020-2021 Common Read, Breathe: A Letter to My Sons by Imani Perry. If you haven't yet, we encourage you to pick up this sobering and inspiring volume from this acclaimed writer, thinker, and Princeton African American Studies professor. Published by Beacon Press, Breathe "explores the terror, grace, and beauty of coming of age as a Black person in contemporary America and what it means to parent our children in a persistently unjust world."

There is, of course, no shortage of quality reading material dealing with the Black experience and ending white supremacy in the United States, and it may be slightly overwhelming to chose from the wealth of resources available. Some other titles you may want to check out are: Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019 - edited by Ibram X. Kendi and Keisha N. Blain; Claudia Rankine's Just Us: An American Conversation; Julian Bond's Time to Teach; Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson; and Do Better: Spiritual Activism for Fighting and Healing from White Supremacy by Rachel Ricketts.

Keep reading!

Michael Colyott

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