The entire community is encouraged to join us for reads.
Our current Color-Brave Community Read is Evicted by Matthew Desmond. The book is set in Milwaukee and looks at the effects of evictions for poor urban families. Starting in January, we will be discussing Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson, which addresses injustice and racial inequity in the American justice system.
Discussions of Evicted are on Tuesdays from 6:30 p to 8p at our office located at 36 Broad Street: Sept.18 Oct. 16 Nov. 20.
Evicted reading assignments are:
Sept. 18: Prologue through Chapter 8 Oct. 16: Chapter 9 to Chapter 17 Nov. 20: Chapter 18 to Epilogue
The Reads are free and open to to public. A goodwill offering to support our work is encouraged. Each month, we post the questions for discussion.
Facilitation Questions - September 2018
1. The has been a tremendous response on our social media sites to the Color-Brave Community Read of Evicted. What personally resonates with you about this book? Why?
2. One of Fit's main goals is to pull apart poverty and racism because, for most people, racism is harder to talk about. Have you seen race affecting the families' stories so far? If so, please share those examples.
3. Many people think that people who get evicted are responsible-through bad decision-making-for their circumstances. Did you feel this way before started reading Evicted? Have the first 8 chapters validated your opinion or given you more to consider?
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