In order to continue the crucial conversations that began during our 2020 NEA Big Read of Claudia Rankine’s award-winning “Citizen: An American Lyric,” Shake Rag Alley is hosting a monthly antiracism book club.
Join us via Zoom to discuss The Fire Next Time, by James Baldwin.
At once a powerful evocation of James Baldwin’s early life in Harlem and a disturbing examination of the consequences of racial injustice, The Fire Next Time is an intensely personal and provocative document. It consists of two “letters,” written on the occasion of the centennial of the Emancipation Proclamation, that exhort Americans, both black and white, to attack the terrible legacy of racism in searing, brilliant prose.
Learn more about this year’s book selections on our Antiracism Book Club page.
(suggested donation $5)
Please be sure to register and supply an email address at check-out to receive Zoom link via email the day before the event.
*** Note: The March Antiracism Book Club meeting was moved from its usual Thursday to the following Friday due to a scheduling conflict and consensus of group in attendance in February. ***