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July 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Join us at the Carnegie Library on July 28 at 6 PM as we read and discuss chapters 6-10 of The Sum Of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone And How We Can Prosper Together by Heather McGhee. This event is presented in partnership with Racing 4 Equity and will be facilitated by Kesha Hamilton.
Watch the recording of our discussion on chapters 1-5 here.
About the Book: The Sum of Us offers a powerful exploration of inequality and the lesson that generations of Americans have failed to learn: Racism has a cost for everyone—not just for people of color. To learn more, check out author Rachel McGhee’s TEDx Talk here.
To reserve a copy, call Adult Services at 517-905-1339.
Kesha Hamilton (facilitator): Kesha is a founding member of R4E and has co-chaired the group from its beginning. She is a lifelong resident of Jackson, a racial equity educator and consultant, and community servant, volunteering extensively throughout the community. She also chairs the City of Jackson Racial Equity Commission and was instrumental in its creation.
Daveda Quinn: Daveda is a professional business woman and her passion is to educate and empower all that she comes in contact with. She is a Racing 4 Equity Founding Member.
Myeshia Jones: Myeshia is an experienced leader in authentic engagement, communication, and program development and implementation. Her passion surrounding equitable outcomes and system change have aligned with her knowledge and experience in diversity, inclusion and equity.
Eboné Young: Eboné is the Community Solutions Manager at United Way of Jackson County. Eboné has been with United Way for 7 years and primarily works granting out dollars to support programs and organizations in the community addressing community needs.
Becky McKenney: In the 2018 election cycle, Becky headed the Jackson County team for the grassroots organization Voters Not Politicians on an amendment to the Michigan constitution ending gerrymandering. In the upcoming election cycle, she is again active with VNP and the Promote the Vote coalition to pass an amendment strengthening voter rights and expanding voting opportunities for Michigan citizens.
Ann Neff-Rohs: Ann is the Carnegie Branch Manager at Jackson District Library and has been a member of Racing4 Equity since 2018.