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June Book Club

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South to America:
A Journey Below the Mason-Dixon to Understand the Soul of a Nation

by Imani Perry
Interdisciplinary Scholar Imani Perry to Converse with Krista Tippett ...

In South to America, Imani Perry shows that the meaning of American is inextricably linked with the South, and that our understanding of its history and culture is the key to understanding the nation as a whole. This is the story of a Black woman and native Alabaman returning to the region she has always called home and considering it with fresh eyes. Her journey is full of detours, deep dives, and surprising encounters with places and people. She renders Southerners from all walks of life with sensitivity and honesty, sharing her thoughts about a troubling history and the ritual humiliations and joys that characterize so much of Southern life.

Weaving together stories of immigrant communities, contemporary artists, exploitative opportunists, enslaved peoples, unsung heroes, her own ancestors, and her lived experiences, Imani Perry crafts a tapestry unlike any other. With uncommon insight and breathtaking clarity, South to America offers an assertion that if we want to build a more humane future for the United States, we must center our concern below the Mason-Dixon Line.

Meeting Location. The June Book Club will again gather in the meeting room of RiverPlace Apartments, located at 1 RiverPlace Dr., La Crosse, which is adjacent to International Friendship Gardens. Weather permitting, the group will meet outside on the adjoining deck. Participants should enter through the front entrance and press "18" on the entryway intercom. Parking is available in front of the building or in the International Friendship Gardens parking lot in back. 

Registration Although registration for this in-person meeting will not be required, participants are encouraged to register if they wish to receive an event reminder as well as any potential updates to meeting information.

For more information contact:
Maureen Kinney

Monday, June 26, 2023, 6:30 PM until 8:00 PM
RiverPlace Apartments meeting room/deck
1 Riverplace Dr.
La Crosse, WI  54601
Additional Info:
Book Club
Registration is recommended
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