WHAT: GPPL’s Thoughts to Action Book Club seeks to provide our community with a way to explore current social issues in a meaningful way. Every six months we read one culturally relevant book and then meet monthly to discuss, plan, and carry out a community project based on the book’s message.
THE BOOK: Caste: the Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson
WHEN: Thursday, 7 p.m. via Zoom
January 28: Discussing Caste, Parts 1-3; Presentation on Electoral College
February 25: Discussing Caste, Parts 4-5; Action plan
March 25: Discussing Caste, Parts 6-7
January Meeting Notes
The group discussed Parts 1-3 (notes) of Caste and listened to a presentation about the electoral college. Below are links to some of the things we discussed as well as other helpful resources.
Action to Take:
- Talk to someone you know about what you've learned in the book
- Write down 3 things you as individual or part of a larger group could do to challenge the caste system in the U.S.
Shared by Members:
- 1619 Project from New York Times
- Bacon's Rebellion
- Grosse Pointe Public School's Social Studies Curriculum, K-5
- Ibram X. Kendi's article about Capitol attack
- Amber Ruffin monologue on Capitol attack (entertaining, and informative! strong language)
- Follow @blackatgppss on Instagram for accounts of Black students and graduates of Grosse Pointe
- Article about heated diversity discussion in wealthy Texas public school
- Article "How Native American Slaveholders Complicate the Trail of Tears Narrative"