The Montana Racial Equity Project Book Club meets the fourth Tuesday of every month (except December), 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM, in the small Conference Room. Reading selections for this book club include mostly nonfiction about social justice and issues affecting people of color and minorities.
August 27, 2019: Kindred by Octavia Butler
The visionary author's masterpiece pulls us--along with her Black female hero--through time to face the horrors of slavery and explore the impacts of racism, sexism, and white supremacy then and now.
Dana, a modern black woman, is celebrating her twenty-sixth birthday with her new husband when she is snatched abruptly from her home in California and transported to the antebellum South. Rufus, the white son of a plantation owner, is drowning, and Dana has been summoned to save him. Dana is drawn back repeatedly through time to the slave quarters, and each time the stay grows longer, more arduous, and more dangerous until it is uncertain whether or not Dana's life will end, long before it has a chance to begin.
September 24, 2019: Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi
October 22, 2019: How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
November 26, 2019: Decolonizing Wealth: Indigenous Wisdom to Heal Divides and Restore Balance by Edgar Villanueva