"This is your country, this is your world, this is your body, and you must find some way to live within the all of it. "
We're very excited to be partnering with the Congregational Church in Exeter, First Unitarian Universality Society of Exeter, Christ Church, and the Exeter Public Library to host a One Town, One Book reading and discussion in our community! We hope to make it an at least yearly tradition. What better way to learn and grow as a community than by reading and talking?
Our first book is a new memoir called Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates. It's a letter that Coates, a senior editor and journalist at the Atlantic and a black man, wrote to his son about the empire America built on the idea of race, and how that affects everyone today, with the burden heaviest on black people. It's both a polemic against the effects of slavery, segregation, violence, and police brutality, and a personal letter from a father to a son. It's a powerful way for people to understand racism in our nation.
We are offering the book at 20% off for participants. Our kickoff event, at which we'll talk more about why we thought it was important for our community to come together and talk about this issue and why we chose this book, is on Tuesday, Sept. 30th at 7pm at the bookstore. After that, we'll have a series of book discussions at locations around town and a final panel event on November 17th at 7pm at the Congregational Church. Come to all the events, or just one-- no commitment or RSVP is necessary. Thanks! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact any of the churches or library above with any questions.
Tuesday, Oct. 13th at 7pm
First Unitarian Universalist Society of Exeter
12 Elm Street, Exeter NH 03833
Tuesday, Oct. 20th at 7pm
Thursday, Oct. 22nd at 2pm
Exeter Public Library
4 Chestnut Street, Exeter NH 03833
Tuesday, Oct. 27th at 7pm
Congregational Church in Exeter
21 Front Street, Exeter NH 03833
Saturday, Nov. 7th at 3pm
Water Street Bookstore
125 Water Street, Exeter NH 03833
Thursday, Nov. 12th at 10am
Me & Ollie's
64 Water Street, Exeter NH 03833
These discussions are open to the public, with no need to commit or RSVP. Come to one or all. We'll be taking a good look at the book, so come having read it.