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July Beginner's Book Club

Are you new to Inclusion? How many times have you thought "I want to help address racism, but I am not sure what to do."? This is what a lot of people at the beginning of this journey are thinking. If you are not sure where to begin, a good place to start is by educating yourself. Before we can take action we need to understand why we are taking action. This summer Inclusive Fairfield will host a Beginner's Book Club for those who are new to Inclusion work. We will be reading, The Sum of Us by Heather McGhee

The Sum of Us

“If everyone in America read this book, we’d be, not only a more just country, but a more powerful, successful, and loving one. A vital, urgent, stirring, beautifully written book that offers a compassionate roadmap out of our present troubled moment.”

—George Saunders, New York Times bestselling and Booker Prize–winning author of Lincoln in the Bardo

Link to website HERE

Link to NPR interview HERE

If you're interested in joining or learning more about joining this summer book club:

  • Email us with the subject: "Beginner's Book Club". This book club is for people at the beginning of their journey toward anti-racism.

  • Please indicate in your email if you would like to be in a space specifically designed for either Victims of Racism, Allies of Victims of Racism, or have no preference.

  • If you don't have the ability to purchase this book but are interested in joining this book club check out and you can listen to this book for free with a 30day trial. (Don't start the trial until we send out the info for the Beginners Book Club dates)

  • If you have any time/schedule preferences for outdoor discussion meet ups or virtual meet ups

  • There is a suggested donation of $5 per person to join this book club. We are working to provide 2 qualified Book Club leaders to lead these book discussions for our groups. This is a suggested donation to further our work, but payment is not required.

After we receive your email registration we will follow up with you in June with the book club meet up schedule options for both outdoor & virtual meet ups. This book club will need 10 participants per group in order to move forward, so spread the word!

Please register by JUNE 17, 2022 if you're interested


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