Democracy & Dissent Book Group

This group, facilitated by Gisela Jernigan, discusses non-fiction books on many topics, most with a  political-sociological bent. They've discussed books about education, politics,food, urban planning, border issues, economics, and issues of race and culture.
This group meets on the first Sunday of the month at 2:00pm.
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Books for the group are 10% off the month prior to the discussion.


No Is Not Enough: Resisting Trump's Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need Cover Image
ISBN: 9781608468904
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Haymarket Books - June 13th, 2017

Discussion on Sunday, October 1 at 2:00pm.

Naomi Klein has spent two decades studying political shocks, climate change, and "brand bullies." From this unique perspective, she argues that Trump is not an aberration but a logical extension of the dangerous tide of white nationalism spreading the world over. It is not enough, she tells us, to merely resist, to say "no." Our historical moment demands more: a workable course for reclaiming the populist ground and winning the fair and caring world we want and need.

Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America Cover Image
ISBN: 9781568585987
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Nation Books - August 15th, 2017

Discussion on Sunday, November 5 (first half of the booK) & Sunday, December 3 (second half of the book) at 2:00pm.

Some Americans cling desperately to the myth that we are living in a post-racial society, that the election of the first Black president spelled the doom of racism. In fact, racist thought is alive and well in America -- more sophisticated and more insidious than ever. Award-winning historian Ibram X. Kendi argues that we must first understand how racist ideas were developed, disseminated, and enshrined in American society if we have any hope of grappling with this stark reality. In shedding much-needed light on the murky history of racist ideas, Stamped from the Beginning offers us the tools we need to expose them -- and in the process, gives us reason to hope.