Centennial United Methodist Women
The 3rd Annual Sacramento Black Book Fair
In Partnership Present
A Community Read-In & Discussion of
Between the World and Me
by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Doors open at 6 p.m.
Centennial United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall
5401 Freeport Blvd, Sacramento 95822
Hailed by Toni Morrison as “required reading,” a bold and personal literary exploration of America’s racial history by “the single best writer on the subject of race in the United States” (The New York Observer)
In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation’s history and current crisis. Americans have built an empire on the idea of “race,” a falsehood that damages us all but falls most heavily on the bodies of black women and men — bodies exploited through slavery and segregation, and, today, threatened, locked up, and murdered out of all proportion. What is it like to inhabit a black body and find a way to live within it? And how can we all honestly reckon with this fraught history and free ourselves from its burden?
For more information, please contact Kendra Lewis at firstname.lastname@example.org
Caliph Assagai, founder and President of Public Interest Advocacy, Inc.
Kevin John Fong, President at Elemental Partners
Aisha Lowe, Associate Professor of Education at William Jessup University
Walter Robinson, Associate Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management at UC Davis
Elizabeth “Libby” Sholes, Director of Public Policy at CA Council of Churches IMPACT
Moderators: Kendra Lewis, the Rev. Dr. Rick Schlosser