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 Mark Zuckerberg said on Facebook, “Reading a book in public can hold you accountable to actually finishing a book.”

Next Book Club

Thursday, November 8, 2018 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm at YWCA at 3420 Park Road, Charlotte.
The book we are reading is “The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How our Government Segregated America” by Richard Rothstein. 

“Richard Rothstein, a leading authority on housing policy, explodes the myth that America’s cities came to be racially divided through de facto segregation – that is through individual prejudices, income differences or the actions of private institutions like banks and real estate agencies. Rather, The Color of Law incontrovertibly makes it clear that it was de jure segregation – he laws and policy decisions passed by local, state and federal governments – that actually promoted the discriminatory patterns that continue to this day.”

Light refreshments will be served so please register below.

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