Book Club

You're Invited to Join YWCA's Quarterly Book Club

YWCA hosts a quarterly book club that focuses on social justice issues. The club is open for all ages and meets in the board room at YWCA. Light refreshments are served.Why would you 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, February 13 from 6:00 – 7:30pm we’ll be meeting to discuss Ruth King’s Mindful of Race: Transforming Racism from the Inside Out. Ruth King will be joining us for the discussion.

“Exploring a crucial topic seldom addressed in meditation instruction, this revered teacher takes to her pen—to shine a compassionate, provocative, and practical light into a deeply neglected and world-changing domain profoundly relevant to all of us.

In Mindful of Race: Transforming Racism From The Inside Out, Ruth King invites us to: Tend first to our suffering and confusion, listen to what it is trying to teach us, and direct its energies most effectively for change. 

King says: In this book, I have invited all of us to say our prayers, and I have given us a way to see how we got here; how we can shift from racial distress to inner freedom; and how we can heal, reach across the divide, and invest in a culture of care.” – Sounds True, June 2018

Ruth King will be joining our discussion. Register to join us and be entered in for a chance to win an autographed copy of the book!
Light snacks and beverages will be served.
Mindful of Race Book Cover
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