(Note: for over 20+ years, I have presented synopses of business books at the First Friday Book Synopsis in Dallas. But I have also presented similar synopses presentations on books on social justice issues for CitySquare in Dallas for nearly 14 years. This post is about those gatherings).
Here’s the world we live in. We are divided in countless ways. And among the ways are: division over race; division over class; struggles with poverty, and education… In other words, there are many human concerns that deserve our attention and our best efforts.
For well over a decade, CitySquare has sponsored an event called the Urban Engagement Book Club. Each month, I present a synopsis of a book dealing with some aspect of social justice. The aim is understadning, and suggestions for action.
These session always meet on the third Thursday of the month, at the CitySquare Opportunity Center in Dallas, at noon:
Every Third Thursday at Noon
1610 S. Malcolm X Blvd,
Dallas Texas 75226
If you would like to receive an e-mail reminder each month, please click here to send an e-mail request to Ashley Wilson at CitySquare. Please put in the subject line:
“Please add me to the Urban Engagement Book Club e-mail list.”
Call these old-fashioned Consciousness Raising Sessions. First we learn, then we grasp, and then we act.
Here is the line-up of books we have selected for our sessions in 2019. Each synopsis comes with my multi-page, comprehensive handout. And then, following the synopsis, a community leader reflects on and leads a brief discussion of the ideas in the book.
Come learn with us.