After too-long of a break, the DE Racial Justice Book Group is BACK!

October 24, 2019

We'll be meeting from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 10 to discuss "Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption."

 

This is a must-read book, written by Bryan Stevenson, who founded the Legacy Museum: from Enslavement to Mass Incarceration and The National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, which 100 Evanston residents visited last month.

 

You can read a review of the book here.

 

As always, we'll have a guest speaker and a light dinner.

 

We're working on child care as well.

 

Mark your calendars and I'll create an event so you can RSVP as soon as it's finalized. Please send your email to dearevanston@gmail.com if you'd like to be on the mailing list for a more reliable way to receive information.

 

The movie "Just Mercy" comes out on Dec. 25 starring Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx.

 

 

Here's an excellent article about the movie, including the fact that Warner Bros. is the first movie studio, with this movie, to adopt the idea of an inclusion rider, a contractual provision that mandates women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ community and other underrepresented groups be considered for key on-screen and behind-the-scenes jobs. The idea was Michael B. Jordan's.

 

“We’re always coming from a place of not having power,” says Jordan. “I was like, man, I want my environment to be a reflection of the world I’m living in. We started figuring out a way to do this, so now if you want to do this project with me, you’ve got to accept these terms.”

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE BOOK GROUP IS LIMITED TO FOLKS WHO LIVE, WORK, PLAY, OR PRAY IN EVANSTON.

 

I hope to see you on December 10!

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