Mayor's Book Club

Residents 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: White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo
Date: Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020
Time: 3-5 p.m.
Location: Virtual meeting

On Oct. 18 at 3 p.m., join Mayor Lauren Poe and expert panelists Dr. Katheryn Russell-Brown, Dr. Lance Gravlee and Rachel Khoury, in discussing White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo. This New York Times best-selling book explores the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged, and how these reactions maintain racial inequality.

As the Alachua County Community Remembrance Project prepares to place historical markers throughout the county, we as a community must be ready to begin this Truth and Reconciliation process with education and conversation.

Read the book on your own time and come ready to ask questions and explore why it is so hard for white people to talk about racism.