This book is the 2020 selection of “One Book, One Minnesota”! Join us as we read this as a community and offer two choices for discussing the book. An evening group will be held on for four Thursdays beginning October 29th from 7 – 8:30 pm on Zoom.  Kevin Skwira-Brown and Hannah Feyen will facilitate this group.  Another group will be held during the day 1:30-3pm on Wednesdays on Zoom, for four Wednesdays starting October 28th. This group will be facilitated by Charlotte Franz and Pastor Kathy.  We have copies of this book in the office to purchase or borrow. Follow this link to sign up for either group.

“Reading this book in community offers some Minnesotans the opportunity to see their experiences broadly shared and others a chance to educate themselves―and to discover ways to act on their convictions.”
In this provocative book, sixteen of Minnesota’s best writers provide a range of perspectives on what it is like to live as a person of color in Minnesota. They give readers a splendid gift: the gift of touching another human being’s inner reality, behind masks and veils and politeness. They bring us generously into experiences that we must understand if we are to come together in real relationships.

Minnesota communities struggle with some of the nation’s worst racial disparities. As its authors confront and consider the realities that lie beneath the numbers, this book provides an important tool to those who want to be part of closing those gaps. Contributions are by Taiyon J. Coleman, Heid E. Erdrich, Venessa Fuentes, Shannon Gibney, David Grant, Carolyn Holbrook, IBé, Andrea Jenkins, Robert Karimi, JaeRan Kim, Sherry Quan Lee, David Mura, Bao Phi, Rodrigo Sanchez-Chavarria, Diane Wilson, and Kao Kalia Yang.