Wednesday, September 28, 2016


The “One Book...One Literacy Council” group is currently reading A Mercy by Toni Morrison.

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The “One Book...One Literacy Council” group will next meet on TUESDAY (special day and date), October 11, 2016, at Noon to discuss A Mercy by Toni Morrison and to distribute Vanessa and Her Sister by Priya Parmar. “One Book...One Literacy Council” meets regularly, usually on the second Monday of each month.

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1 comment:

  1. I am not sure I really understood all the lessons of this book that Toni Morrison was trying to teach us. Of course slavery and the concept of "owning" other people is abhorrent, and it is really hard to believe that it was condoned by mass society.

    About women in general though, I am not sure our lot in life has advanced enough. We are not equal, we are not paid equally, the kind of work we do is not always recognized. What Donald Trump has said about women and that he never seems to get "in trouble" for it proves things haven't changed enough ("servant, prostitute or wife."). How can any woman vote for Trump ("slaves by choice"). How do Muslim women willingly cover themselves head to toe so as not to tempt men by showing their hair?

    I've also read a book about serial rape, Missoula, by Jon Krakauer, which documents how skewed the justice system is against rape victims, I was just sickened to the core.

    Sorry to be so dour, but sometimes I feel just blessed to get through each day safely without being demeaned as a female. I hope the future treats our daughters more gently and equitably.


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