Thoughts to Action

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.

To become a member of Thoughts to Action, click here.

THE BOOK: The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart by Alicia Garza

WHEN:  4th Thursdays, 7 p.m. via Zoom


Actions and Further Reading


· Watched the documentary The 13th on YouTube (or Netflix)

· Attended “What History Do We Teach in Our Schools” on February 9

· Discussed Trayvon Martin with friends and family on 10th anniversary of his murder

· Donated past Thoughts to Action Books to Detroit Community Pantry

· Looking into volunteering with League of Women Voters for Promote the Vote

    Shared by Members:

    · A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn

    · The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together by Heather McGhee

    · I Never Thought of It That Way: How to Have Fearlessly Curious Conversations in Dangerously Divided Times by Monica Guzman

    · Code Switch episode They Came, They Saw, They Reckoned? 

    · This American Life episode, Talking While Black, First Act talks about a racist incident in Traverse City, MI

    · How To Talk To Your Parents About Racism : Life Kit - NPR

    · Censored Authors Speak: A Roundtable about Book Banning

    · Red/Blue Workshops Try to Bridge the Political Divide: Do They Really Work?- NPR

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