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Talking about Racism For Change Book Discussion

Hosted by Eliminate Racism 815

2020-12-17 18:00:00 2020-12-17 19:45:00 America/Chicago Talking about Racism For Change Book Discussion Hart Interim Library

Thursday, December 17
6:00pm - 7:45pm

Add to Calendar 2020-12-17 18:00:00 2020-12-17 19:45:00 America/Chicago Talking about Racism For Change Book Discussion Dying of Whiteness by Jonathan Metzl. Hart Interim Library

Dying of Whiteness by Jonathan Metzl.

Join in a virtual book discussion that covers the many faces of institutional racism to learn more about racism and how you can can make a change.  

This month's book is Dying of Whiteness by Jonathan Metzl.  A physician reveals how backlash policies have mortal consequences for all of us.  Interviewing a wide range of everyday Americans, he examines cuts to school and social services, showing how these policies cost in deaths by gun suicide, rising dropout rates, and falling life expectancy.  Metzl argues we must reject the racial hierarchies that promise to help bu in fact lead to our nation's demise.

Register for the discussion and a link will be emailed to you.  

This event is co-sponsored by Eliminate Racism 815 as part of Rockford Public Library's Anti-Racist Initiative.  

Hart Interim Library

Phone: 815-965-7606
Fax: 815.963-7834
Branch manager
Lynn Stainbrook

Hours
Mon, Mar 01 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Mar 02 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Mar 03 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Mar 04 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Mar 05 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Mar 06 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Mar 07 Closed

About the library

The 36,000 sq.ft. Hart Interim Library opened Dec. 2, 2017 and serves as the Rockford Public Library’s main downtown facility.  The newly renovated space boasts a 2nd story Children’s Area with dedicated computer lab, Read, Play, Learn program room, and creative play space, a Maker Lab with access to 3D printers and scanners and small board computers a sizable Young Adult Zone with gaming center, adult computer lab, local history room, and 5 private meeting and study rooms accommodating groups of 2-8 people.

Upcoming events

Wed, Mar 03, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
YA Zone

Tue, Mar 09, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Virtual program via WebEx

Wed, Mar 10, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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Wed, Mar 17, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
YA Zone

Wed, Mar 24, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
YA Zone

Wed, Mar 31, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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