Racial Justice Book Club
Raising Awareness of Racial Justice
Every other month, a high quality, carefully vetted book focusing on racial justice issues will be selected for participants to read and discuss.
University City Library, 6701 Delmar Blvd., University City, 63130
Power Concedes Nothing by Connie Rice
This “fierce” and “remarkable memoir from one of the nation’s most influential and celebrated civil rights attorneys – second cousin of former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice – is “a rallying cry for social justice” (More Magazine). The Los Angeles Times praises the book – “Connie Rice has a big, important story to tell: of her passion, her history, her legal record and her connection to both the powerful and the underprivileged in Los Angeles.
Connie Rice is a graduate of Harvard College and New York University Law School. Ms. Rice’s career includes working to exonerate death-row inmates in Georgia, filing many class action civil rights cases, championing the building of new schools in an ineffective, overcrowded L.A. public-school systems and interacting with inner-city gangs and a dysfunctional LAPD.
If you wish to purchase the book, it will be available at Left Bank Books or on their website during the month of July at a 20% discount. A mail delivery option is available.
We hope you will join us to discuss this passionate and inspirational book!
Book Group Calendar
8/10/17 Power Concedes Nothing: One Woman’s Quest for Social Justice in America, from the Courtroom to the kill zones by Connie Rice
10/12/17 Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America’s Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing by Joy De Gruy
12/14/17 March (three book series) by John Lewis
2/8/18 The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein
4/12/18 The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
6/14/18 To Be Announced
8/9/18 Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America by James Forman, Jr.
Books Previously Read
Here is a list of books read, enjoyed and discussed by Women’s Voices members and guests during the past year. We encourage you to read one or all. You will find these books thought provoking, challenging, and very timely in today’s racial climate.
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Black Man in a White Coat by Damon Tweedy
South of Haunted Dreams by Eddie L. Harris
On the Run by Alice Goffman
The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace by Jeff Hobbs