18 Feb Racial Justice Book Discussion – The Warmth of Other Suns
Join SURJ Marin facilitators to discuss The Warmth of Other Suns, by Isabel Wilkerson.
March 21, 4:30-6:00 pm PST
From 1915 to 1970, this exodus of almost six million people changed the face of America. Wilkerson compares this epic migration to the migrations of other peoples in history. She interviewed more than a thousand people, and gained access to new data and official records, to write this definitive and vividly dramatic account of how these American journeys unfolded, altering our cities, our country, and ourselves.
Wilkerson brilliantly captures their first treacherous and exhausting cross-country trips by car and train and their new lives in colonies that grew into ghettos, as well as how they changed these cities with southern food, faith, and culture and improved them with discipline, drive, and hard work. Both a riveting microcosm and a major assessment, The Warmth of Other Suns is a bold, remarkable, and riveting work, a superb account of an “unrecognized immigration” within our own land. Through the breadth of its narrative, the beauty of the writing, the depth of its research, and the fullness of the people and lives portrayed herein, this book is destined to become a classic.
This workshop is intended primarily for the education of white people. We welcome all who want to help move white people along in the movement for racial justice. This event will not be recorded.
You can get this book at your local library, or if purchasing, we recommend a local bookseller such as https://www.bookpassage.com/ or online at https://ashaybythebay.com/ in support of a Black-owned bookstore.