SOCIAL JUSTICE BOOK CLUB— You should really think about joining our next book club. This month we will tackle Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America by Marcia Chatelain. In Franchise, historian Marcia Chatelain uncovers a surprising history of cooperation among fast food companies, black capitalists, and civil rights leaders, who―in the troubled years after King’s assassination―believed they found an economic answer to the problem of racial inequality. With the discourse of social welfare all but evaporated, federal programs under presidents Johnson and Nixon promoted a new vision for racial justice: that the franchising of fast food restaurants, by black citizens in their own neighborhoods, could finally improve the quality of black life. Synthesizing years of research, Franchise tells a troubling success story of an industry that blossomed the very moment a freedom movement began to wither. Franchise is the 2021 Pulitzer Prize Winner in History.
Our first session is set for August 23, 2021 @ 7 PM via Zoom. During our first session we will cover up to page 121. Our sessions usually run from 7 PM to 815-30 PM.
BOOK STUDY – Tuesday, August 24, 10:00am via ZOOM!- Join us as we delve into the “The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World!” The Book Of Joy is the result of a 7-day meeting between the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu, two of the world’s most influential spiritual leaders, during which they discussed one of life’s most important questions: how do we find joy despite suffering? This book offers us a rare opportunity to experience their astonishing and unprecedented week together, from the first embrace to the final good-bye. We get to listen as they explore the Nature of True Joy and confront each of the Obstacles of Joy—from fear, stress, and anger to grief, illness, and death. They then offer us the Eight Pillars of Joy, which provide the foundation for lasting happiness. Throughout, they include stories, wisdom, and science. Finally, they share their daily Joy Practices that anchor their own emotional and spiritual lives
Sunday, August 22 at 1pm, James Malone hosts and different class members facilitate the discussion of the weekly chapter in The Present Word. If you would like to participate, please contact James at email@example.com, to receive your ZOOM invitation.
Sunday, August 22, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m., Steve Rathbun hosts and different class volunteers facilitate discussion using Brian McLaren’s book, Why Did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and Mohammed Cross the Road? Christian Identity in a Multi-Faith World. If you would like to participate, please contact Steve at firstname.lastname@example.org, to receive your ZOOM invitation.