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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White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism Cover Image
ISBN: 9780807047415
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Published: Beacon Press - June 26th, 2018

Discussion on Sunday, February 3 at 2:00 pm.

In a vital exploration of our social interactions and national history, White Fragility provides a modern definition of racism that is no longer restricted to the easily recognizable antagonism of “bad people.”


American Wolf: A True Story of Survival and Obsession in the West Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101902806
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Published: Broadway Books - July 31st, 2018

Discussion on Sunday, March 3 at 2:00 pm.

American Wolf is a riveting, multigenerational saga of hardship and triumph that tells a larger story about the ongoing cultural clash in the West. Following the life of one wolf in the Rocky Mountains, this novelistic book explores the threats presented to wildlife by local hunters, cattle ranchers, and politicians fighting for a dying way of life.

We the People: A Progressive Reading of the Constitution for the Twenty-First Century Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250166005
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Published: Picador - November 13th, 2018

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

In a pocket guidebook that includes the complete U.S. Constitution and Amendments, lawyer and scholar Erwin Chemerinsky provides a progressive blueprint for interpreting the Constitution.

Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War Cover Image
ISBN: 9780674979840
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Published: Harvard University Press - November 20th, 2017

Discussion on Sunday, May 5 at 2:00 pm.