october, 2021

This is a repeating event

14oct12:00 pm1:00 pmARE Book Club: Men We Reaped

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This fall, they're reading Jesmyn Ward's Men We Reapeda memoir exploring the small town of DeLisle, Mississippi, a place of quiet beauty and fierce attachment. Here, in the space of four years, author Jesmyn Ward lost five young black men dear to her, including her beloved brother – to accidents, murder and suicide. Their deaths were seemingly unconnected, yet their lives had been connected by identity and place. As Jesmyn dealt with these losses, she came to a staggering truth: the fates of these young men were predetermined by who they were and where they were from, because racism and economic struggle breed a certain kind of bad luck. Join ARE for urgent discussions of this groundbreaking work which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award.



(Thursday) 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm