"The Vanishing Half" by Brit Bennett

Reading for Understanding: Monthly Virtual Book Discussion


The Center’s Reading for Understanding monthly book discussions are free and have two requirements: Read the book and make time for the discussion.


Virtual small group book discussion of "The Vanishing Half" by Brit Bennett.


Please purchase and read/listen to "The Vanishing Half" by Brit Bennett before our virtual meeting on Wednesday, July 27, 2022, 7-9pm Eastern Standard Time.


"The Vignes twin sisters will always be identical. But after growing up together in a small, southern black community and running away at age sixteen, it's not just the shape of their daily lives that is different as adults, it's everything: their families, their communities, their racial identities. Many years later, one sister lives with her black daughter in the same southern town she once tried to escape. The other secretly passes for white, and her white husband knows nothing of her past. Still, even separated by so many miles and just as many lies, the fates of the twins remain intertwined. What will happen to the next generation, when their own daughters' storylines intersect?"

Source: https://bookshop.org/books/the-vanishing-half-9780525536291/9780525536291


Please purchase and read/listen to "The Vanishing Half" by Brit Bennett before our virtual meeting on Wednesday, July 27, 2022, 7-9pm Eastern Standard Time.


Register today at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/225848377577


Reading for Understanding


Monthly virtual book discussions hosted by the Dock C. Bracy Center for Human Reconciliation


As a learning organization, the Dock C. Bracy Center for Human Reconciliation seeks to provide opportunities to promote understanding and empathy. Book discussions provide participants with a shared experience and an opportunity to engage with others.


The Center’s Reading for Understanding monthly book discussions are free and have two requirements: Read the book and make time for the discussion.


What should a participant expect?


Participants should expect an email with a read-ahead presentation and meeting credentials the Monday preceding the event. All book discussions are two hours and use Zoom breakout rooms to create small discussion groups. We start together as a large group (7-7:10pm), briefly return to a large group at the half-way point (7:50-8pm) and conclude as a large group (8:40-9pm). Virtual doors open at 6:45pm, unless otherwise noted. All times are Eastern Standard Time.


Support black-owned or independent bookstores.


Many black-owned and independent bookstores now offer shipping. Find a store in your area and shop in-person or online.


Participants are encouraged to continue learning through the Center’s Eradicating Racism: A Path Forward learning series.


About the Dock C. Bracy Center for Human Reconciliation


The Dock C. Bracy Center is committed to human reconciliation and the eradication of racism and other forms of human oppression. Our work focuses on healing the internal emotional and cognitive harms that have allowed racism to continue to thrive in our society. We support the efforts of many other groups and individuals by providing opportunities for learning and self-reflection so that strategies to eradicate racism can become more successful. Additional information about the Center can be found by visiting the website and by following @dcbcenter.


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