JOIN US FOR BOOK TALKS!
YWCA is excited to be partnering with Nana Becoat, Racial Justice Program Facilitator for Book Talks on the book The Color of Law by
Book Talks will be held on three Thursdays in November for 90 minute sessions.
Widely acclaimed upon its publication in 2017, The Color of Law demonstrates that racial residential segregation—the fact that some
neighborhoods are almost exclusively African American while others are almost exclusively white—is the result of explicit government policy rather than personal choice and random chance. From the conclusion of the Civil War through to the present day, federal, state, and local governments have enacted laws to confine African Americans to particular areas and prevent them from moving into others. These policies have had a profound and lasting impact on African Americans, affecting their educational and job opportunities, economic well–being, and physical health.
Book Talks are limited to 20 people. Information will be distributed in advance of the first book talk identifying what chapters are being discussed on the 3 book talks. Participants will need to purchase (or borrow) their own copy of The Color of Law.
The event is free to the public.