*POSTPONED* Picnic Book Club: Between the World and Me
Date and Time:
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Picnic Wine & Provisions
7301 Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60626
This month’s book club will be held in-person, outside Picnic Wine & Provisions. We will be practicing social distancing and wearing masks. Food and beverage will be available for purchase at Picnic—please arrive early to purchase before meeting begins.
Each month, the Picnic Book Club alternate between a fiction and non-fiction book. The theme for July’s book club is Black Liberation books under 200 pages. Voters selected the celebrated book “Between the World and Me,” by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Copies are available for purchase at Picnic.
“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?”
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