Get uncomfortable at BookPeople: Jan. 23

The Uncomfortable Reads Book Club meets the fourth Tuesday of every month at 7 PM in the BookPeople café. All those open to expanding their worldviews are encouraged to attend. 


way of the spring

Join Jason and Aleks for The Uncomfortable Reads Book Club on Tuesday, January 23. They’ll be be talking about The Way to the Spring: Life and Death in Palenstine by Ben Ehrenreich. Originally published in 2016, the author spent three years embedded with families living in the West Bank. The American President’s recent proclamation that Jerusalem will be officially recognized as Israel’s capital (in spite of practically everyone except for Israel not favoring this idea right now) puts this book front and center as a great investigative piece about the struggles in that part of the world.

Unsurprisingly, violent riots broke out immediately after President Trump’s declaration:

Don’t forget: The Uncomfortable Reads Book Club next meets Tuesday Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. and the fourth Tuesday of every month thereafter. Check our events calendar for updates. 

Jason says: We generally meet in the café, so we can make the regular café patrons uncomfortable with us as we talk about the books that make us think outside of our own little boxes.

If you can’t make the Jan. 23 meeting, here’s what’s coming up:

FEBRUARY: 

antifa

Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook by Mark Bray

With all the craziness of 2017 behind us and the craziness of 2018 just getting started, we could not think of a better read than this handbook to make us think about the staus quo in the U.S.

MARCH:

imbeciles

Imbeciles: The Supreme Court, American Eugenics, and the Sterilization of Carrie Buck by Adam Cohen

We try to think of the Supreme Court as this bastion of Constitutional adherence and guidance … well, guess again …

Have you read a book that made you uncomfortable? Share it with us! We are always looking for new recommendations and members. Come join us the fourth Tuesday of every month in the BookPeople café at 7 PM. See you Jan. 23!

 

Contact jason@bookpeople.com with questions/suggestions related to The Uncomfortable Reads Book Club

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