Mayor's Book Club

Our neighbors are invited to participate in the Mayor’s Book Club. Join Mayor Lauren Poe as he hosts discussions of the selected book. Meet new people, have meaningful dialogue, get inspired and help put ideas into action at the Mayor’s Book Club.

Selected Book: The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein
Date: Saturday, June 5, 2021
Time: 3-4:30 p.m.
Location: Virtual meeting (Zoom)

On June 5 at 3 p.m., join Mayor Lauren Poe in discussing The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein. This New York Times best-seller documents government-sanctioned segregation going back to the late 1800s and housing policies that undermined the ability of Black families to own homes and accumulate wealth.

Read the book on your own time and come ready to ask questions and explore our history and what we can do moving forward.

"At every step of the way, Rothstein demonstrates, the government and our courts upheld racist policies to maintain the separation of whites and blacks—leading to the powder keg that has defined Ferguson, Baltimore, Charleston, and Chicago. The Color of Law is not a tale of Red versus Blue states. It is sadly the story of America in all of its municipalities, large and small, liberal and reactionary." - Economic Policy Institute

This Mayor's Book Club is part of our Journey to Juneteenth.