Book Club

Join YWCA's Quarterly Book Club

YWCA hosts a quarterly book club that focuses on social justice issues. Each of our books connect to our mission of eliminating racism and empowering women. The club is open to all, no matter your age!

Why join us?

  • “The act of reading in a community can help you read more deeply and better understand diverse perspectives,” John Coleman writes in the Harvard Business Review.
  • You read things that you would not otherwise read.
  • Some books need to be discussed.
  • As Joyce Carol Oates said, “Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another’s skin, another’s voice, another’s soul.”

Next Book Club

On Thursday, May 20, 2021 from 6pm to 7:30pm, YWCA’s book club will be discussing Ibram X. Kendi’s How To Be An Antiracist

In his memoir, Kendi weaves together an electrifying combination of ethics, history, law and science – including the story of his own awakening to antiracism – bringing it all together in a cogent, accessible form. He begins by helping the reader rethink their most deeply held, if implicit, beliefs and their most intimate personal relationships (including beliefs about race and IQ and interracial social relations) and reexamines the policies and larger social arrangements we support. How To Be An Antiracist promises to become an essential book for anyone who wants to go beyond an awareness of racism to the next step of contributing to the formation of a truly just and equitable society.

This book club discussion will take place virtually. We will send out the Zoom information two days prior to May 20.
Register for YWCA’s book club discussion here:
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