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.
Don't forget!
Books for the group are 10% off the month prior to the discussion.


City of Thorns: Nine Lives in the World's Largest Refugee Camp Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250118738
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Picador USA - January 3rd, 2017

Discussion on Sunday, June 4 at 2:00pm.

"Deep within the inhospitable desert of northern Kenya where only thorn bushes grow, half a million stateless citizens reside in a refugee camp known as Dadaab. City of Thorns tells the stories of a handful of these individuals and provides a harrowing look into what life is like inside the largest complex of refugee camps in the world."


Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City Cover Image
ISBN: 9780553447453
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Broadway Books - February 28th, 2017

Discussion on Sunday, July 2 at 2:00pm.


In Evicted, Harvard sociologist and MacArthur "Genius" Matthew Desmond follows eight families in Milwaukee as they struggle to keep a roof over their heads. Hailed as "wrenching and revelatory" (The Nation), "vivid and unsettling" (New York Review of Books), Evicted transforms our understanding of poverty and economic exploitation while providing fresh ideas for solving one of 21st-century America's most devastating problems. Its unforgettable scenes of hope and loss remind us of the centrality of home, without which nothing else is possible.