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Community Reads

April 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

Join us at the Carnegie Library on April 28 at 6 PM to read and discuss the first 5 chapters 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.

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.



Dr. Katena Cain, Management Consultant at Nonprofit Network

Marcus Gill, ISD DEI Officer

Daveda Quinn, Founder of Family Lifestyles Solutions


Save the Date: Part 2 of Sum of Us will be discussed Thursday July 28, from 6-8 PM. The final Community Reads conversation is scheduled for October 27, 6-8 PM.

Questions? Contact Carnegie Library Branch Manager Ann Neff-Rohs at neffrohsa@myjdl.com.

Kesha Hamilton, facilitator, 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.

Racing 4 Equity is a group of Jackson residents who formed in November of 2018 after attending Facing Race; Race Forward. They are committed to having hard conversations, continuous learning and insist on Jackson becoming a racially equitable city.


2022-04-28 18:00:00
06:00 pm - 08:00 pm EDT
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