The book: Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Americans have built an empire on the idea of “race,” a falsehood that damages us all but falls most heavily on the bodies of black women and men—bodies exploited through slavery and segregation, and, today, threatened, locked up, and murdered out of all proportion. What is it like to inhabit a black body and find a way to live within it? And how can we all honestly reckon with this fraught history and free ourselves from its burden?
The place: Wine Bar, 2521 Market Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio
The day: Wednesday, December 12th
The time: Socializing @ 6:30 PM and we will start the discussion @ 7:00 PM
Reviews: "Rather than urging his son to awaken to his own power, Coates emphasizes over and over the apparent permanence of racial injustice in America, the foolishness of believing that one person can make a change, and the dangers of believing in the American Dream." -NYT Book Review