Anti-Racist Reading Group (AARG) News

On March 17, we discussed Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor, by Layla F. Saad. Liz Morningstar led a very deep and thought provoking discussion.

At our next meeting, Thursday, May 19 at 7 p.m., we will discuss The Water Dancer, by Ta-Nehisi Coates. It is the story of a man born into slavery, who escapes via the underground railroad and resolves to rescue the family he left behind. The book jacket reads, “Written by one of today’s most exciting writers and thinkers, The Water Dancer is a propulsive, transcendent work that restores the humanity of those from whom everything was stolen.”

In July we will discuss Somebody’s Daughter: A Memoir, by Ashley Ford. Ashley’s father is incarcerated while she is growing up. As an adult, she attempts to forgive others and accept herself, while trying to understand who she is, what she was born into, and the bonds of familial love. A very moving memoir.