Real Reads Regional Book Discussions

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YWCA Greater Cincinnati is partnering with local libraries, bookstores and universities to present community conversations across the Cincinnati region exploring the effects of interpersonal and structural racism on our culture and society. In our efforts to end racial and religious profiling, Real Reads offers an opportunity to read, talk and listen to others, to engage in real talk and connect across differences.

Format:

Book discussions and film screening with panel discussion.

The Hate U Give

Join us as we explore Angie Thomas’ bold examination of the complexities of race in America through the story of sixteen-year-old Starr Carter, whose world is shattered when she becomes a key witness in the shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer.

Discussion Dates:

  • February 4, 2020 – 6-8:00 p.m.
    College Hill Library, 1400 W. North Bend Road, 45224
  • February 8, 2020 – 2-4:00 p.m.
    Covedale Library, 4980 Glenway Ave, 45238
  • February 15, 2020 – 2-4:00 p.m.
    Norwood Community Center, 1810 Courtland Ave, 45212
  • February 20, 2020 – 5-7:00 p.m.
    Mercantile Library, 414 Walnut Street, #1100, 45202
  • February 25, 2020 – 6-8:00 p.m.
    Bond Hill Library, 1740 Langdon Farm Road at Jordan Crossing, 45237
  • March 3, 2020 – 6-8:00 p.m.
    Covington Library, 502 Scott Blvd, Covington, KY 41011
  • March 5, 2020 – 6-8:00 p.m.
    Joseph Beth Bookstore Rookwood, 2692 Madison Road, 45208
  • March 12, 2020 – 6-8:00 p.m.
    Forest Park Library, 655 Waycross Road, 45240

            • March 21, 2020 – 2-4:00 p.m. CANCELLED
              Joseph Beth Bookstores Rookwood, 2692 Madison Road, 45208
            • March 28, 2020 – 2-4:00 p.m. CANCELLED 
              North Central Library, 11109 Hamilton Ave, 45231

“The Hate U Give” Film Screening and Panel Discussion

CANCELLED, WILL RESCHEDULE FOR LATER DATE

March 31, 2020 – 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Xavier’s Gallagher Student Center Arrupe Overlook


Want to host your own discussion? This Facilitator’s Guide will help spark the conversation.


Want to know more? Check out these media sources:

WVXU “Cincinnati Edition,” February 10, 2020 – Community Conversations Explore Race in America Through The Hate U Give.
WCPO, January 24, 2020 – YWCA Greater Cincinnati hopes The Hate U Give can start real conversations about racial divisions
Mercantile Library’s “The 12th Story” Podcast, Episode #73, The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas