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Talking about Race in the One Book Selections

Sat, February 2, 2019 1:00 P.M.
Logan Library

The characters in the One Book, One Philadelphia featured selection, Sing, Unburied, Sing, and youth companion title, Ghost Boys, experience the impacts of racial violence and systemic injustice. Both books also address the importance of community healing and can be used as catalysts for critical conversations about race in America.

To support the public, family, and classroom discussions taking place around these books during the One Book season, Philadelphia teachers Ismael Jimenez and Charlie McGeehan from the Caucus of Working Educators Racial Justice Committee will facilitate an interactive session on navigating conversations about race in the novels.  All are welcome to join—readers, students, teachers, organizational leaders, parents—anyone interested in developing the tools and awareness to have more informed, critical conversations about race. 

This session, occurring from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 2, is part of the 2019 Black Lives Matter Week of Action in Philly Schools. Click to register for this free event

                                                                         

Logan Library
1333 Wagner Avenue (Wagner Ave. & Old York Rd.)
Philadelphia, PA 19141-2916
215-685-9156

Upcoming Events at Logan Library

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
10:30 A.M.
Thursday, February 21, 2019
5:00 P.M.
Friday, February 22, 2019
10:30 A.M.
Saturday, February 23, 2019
12:00 P.M.
2:00 P.M.

Upcoming One Book, One Philadelphia Events

Sunday, February 17, 2019
2:00 P.M.
Communal Read-Aloud: A Wreath for Emmett Till | Big Blue Marble Bookstore, 551 Carpenter Ln.
4:00 P.M.
Poetry Workshop: Using Forms to Contain Trauma | Big Blue Marble Bookstore, 551 Carpenter Lane
5:00 P.M.
Blue Stoop Happy Hour | W/N W/N Coffee Bar, 931 Spring Garden Street
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
7:00 P.M.
Woke & Well-read Book Club: Sing, Unburied, Sing | Big Blue Marble Bookstore, 551 Carpenter Lane