FHC book groups read Them by Nathan McCall, June 2012

Centered around Civil and Human Rights related readings, fiction and non-fiction, FHC book groups aim to engage community members in meaningful discussion.

Our June reading is Them by Nathan McCall June 26 in Ann Arbor and June 27 in Lansing (see details regarding book group locations, and book discounts below).

Them tells the story of Barlowe Reed, an African-American whose attempt to buy the rundown house he rents in an historic black neighborhood is confounded by the sudden appearance of whites abandoning the suburbs for the inner city. Over time, blacks and whites are drawn into wrenching neighborhood power struggles as they wrestle with alien world-views and the unsettling realities of gentrification. Them captures the dynamics of class and race in today’s urban integrated communities.

 

 

Fair Housing Center Book Group, Ann Arbor
12-1 pm, brown bag lunch – Facebook event page

The Ann Arbor FHC Book Group meets every two months in the AnnArbor.com Community Space, 301 East Liberty St., First Floor. The space is handicap accessible. Books can be purchased locally at Nicola’s Books in Westgate Shopping Mall for 15% off (you must mention the Fair Housing Center Book Group), online using goodshop.com (for books and e-books- you will get a coupon for your book plus you can designate a nonprofit to receive a percentage of your purchase), or found at your local library.

Fair Housing Center Book Group, Lansing
12-1 pm, brown bag lunch, Facebook event page

The Lansing FHC Book Group meets every two months at EVERYbody Reads, 2019 E. Michigan Ave. Parking is available in the back and the Center is handicap accessible. Books can be purchased locally at EVERYbody Reads for 20% off (you must mention the Fair Housing Center Book Group), online using goodshop.com (for books and e-books- you will get a coupon for your book plus you can designate a nonprofit to receive a percentage of your purchase), or found at your local library.

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