The Social Justice Book Group addresses civic engagement and reads an array of titles about identity, equality, justice, the environment, and much more. Our current vision is to read books that get us thinking and talking about how we as a community can move towards a more socially just future.
In addition to book discussions, the group hosts virtual monthly speaker programs and presentations themed around the selected book titles. This informal book group meets at 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of every month for lively conversation and includes a mix of fiction and non-fiction titles. Meetings typically do not occur during the months of July and August. If a normal meeting date falls on a holiday, then it is postponed to the following Tuesday.
Please note: during COVID-19, all of our book groups are meeting online. Click the date of the meeting(s) listed below to register online or contact the group leaders.
The group co-facilitators are:
Lisa Francine, (978) 256-5521 ext. 1107, email@example.com
Laura Judge, (978) 256-5521 ext. 1134, firstname.lastname@example.org
Selected titles for this group 2020-21:
- January 19, 2021 – Introductions and Hello!
- February 16, 2021 – When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandele and/or When They Call You a Terrorist (Young Adult Edition): A Story of Black Lives Matter and the Power to Change the World by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandele
- March 16, 2021 – Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond
- April 20, 2021 – What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City by Mona Hanna-Attisha
- May 18, 2021 – Sitting Pretty: The View from My Ordinary Resilient Disabled Body
by Rebekah Taussig
- June 15, 2021 – All Boys Aren’t Blue by George Johnson
- June 29, 2021 – Selection meeting for 2021-2022
All meetings will be via Zoom until further notice.