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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Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062300553
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Published: Harper Paperbacks - May 1st, 2018

Discussion on Sunday, October 7 at 2:00pm.

Hillbilly Elegy is the story of a family’s journey from poverty in Appalachia to achieving recognized landmarks of prosperity. In a passionate analysis of the culture of poverty in postwar America and the disintegration of the American dream faced by many, New York Times contributor J.D. Vance unveils the chaotic legacy that follows upwardly mobile Americans who struggle to adapt to middle-class life.

A Colony in a Nation Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393355420
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - March 6th, 2018

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

In this New York Times bestseller, Emmy award-winning news anchor Chris Hayes contends that America is divided into the Nation, wherein the law is venerated, and the Colony, where fear and order undermine civil rights.