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BIG IDEA Book Group

Begin Again by Eddie Glaude Jr.

2023-02-28 17:30:00 2023-02-28 18:30:00 America/New_York BIG IDEA Book Group A discussion group dedicated to diverse voices, perspectives, and authors. We'll aim to construct a meaningful conversation about anti-racism and embrace the diversity of our community. Online Programs -

Tuesday, February 28
5:30pm - 6:30pm

Add to Calendar 2023-02-28 17:30:00 2023-02-28 18:30:00 America/New_York BIG IDEA Book Group A discussion group dedicated to diverse voices, perspectives, and authors. We'll aim to construct a meaningful conversation about anti-racism and embrace the diversity of our community. Online Programs -

A discussion group dedicated to diverse voices, perspectives, and authors. We'll aim to construct a meaningful conversation about anti-racism and embrace the diversity of our community.

Meetings take place via Zoom. Registered participants will be emailed meeting information prior to the event starting.

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Begin Again: James Baldwin's America and its Urgent Lessons for Our Own by Eddie S. Glaude Jr.

“Not everything is lost. Responsibility cannot be lost, it can only be abdicated. If one refuses abdication, one begins again.”—James Baldwin
 
Begin Again is one of the great books on James Baldwin and a powerful reckoning with America’s ongoing failure to confront the lies it tells itself about race. Just as in Baldwin’s “after times,” argues Eddie S. Glaude Jr., when white Americans met the civil rights movement’s call for truth and justice with blind rage and the murders of movement leaders, so in our moment were the Obama presidency and the birth of Black Lives Matter answered with the ascendance of Trump and the violent resurgence of white nationalism.
 
In these brilliant and stirring pages, Glaude finds hope and guidance in Baldwin as he mixes biography—drawn partially from newly uncovered Baldwin interviews—with history, memoir, and poignant analysis of our current moment to reveal the painful cycle of Black resistance and white retrenchment. As Glaude bears witness to the difficult truth of racism’s continued grip on the national soul, Begin Again is a searing exploration of the tangled web of race, trauma, and memory, and a powerful interrogation of what we must ask of ourselves in order to call forth a new America.

AGE GROUP: | Adults (18+) |

EVENT TYPE: | Book Groups |

TAGS: | blacklivesmatterbookgroup | bigidea |

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Hours
We're closed Monday May 27 due to Memorial Day
Mon, May 27 Closed
(Memorial Day)
Tue, May 28 12:00AM to 11:30PM
Wed, May 29 12:00AM to 11:30PM
Thu, May 30 12:00AM to 11:30PM
Fri, May 31 12:00AM to 11:30PM
Sat, Jun 01 12:00AM to 11:30PM
Sun, Jun 02 12:00AM to 11:30PM

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