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Book Discussion: Our Black Year by Maggie Anderson

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room

Author Maggie Anderson and her family's determination to purchase only from black-owned businesses for a full year revealed hard truths about the depth of the black wealth disparity and economic disenfranchisement. Her book, Our Black Year: One Family's Quest to Buy Black in America's Racially Divided Economy, chronicles the journey, which prompted her to create the Black Empowerment Experiment Foundation in 2012.

Learn more about the library's More Than a Month initiative.

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Let's Conversate!

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Come learn and discuss different social justice topics in engaging and dynamic workshops designed to encourage dialogue and collaboration. 
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Black Labor, White Wealth Book Discussion (Part 3)

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room
Join a frank discussion of the economic disenfranchisement of Black America. This four-part series will examine Dr. Claud Anderson's writing about the causes and enduring underlying structure of the consolidation of wealth and power within a closed white system built on black labor, while restricting gains for those outside that system.
July 22 - Part 1
Aug. 5 - Part 2
Sep. 9 - Part 3
Oct. 14 - Part 4
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More Than A Mic

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room

Speak your mind at this spoken-word freestyle open mic hosted by More Than a Month. Your voice is your power!

Learn more about the library's More Than a Month initiative at oppl.org/more.

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Let's Conversate!

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Small Meeting Room

Come learn and discuss different social justice topics in engaging and dynamic workshops designed to encourage dialogue and collaboration.

Learn more about the library's More Than a Month initiative at oppl.org/more.

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Black Labor, White Wealth Book Discussion (Part 4)

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room
Join a frank discussion of the economic disenfranchisement of Black America. This four-part series will examine Dr. Claud Anderson's writing about the causes and enduring underlying structure of the consolidation of wealth and power within a closed white system built on black labor, while restricting gains for those outside that system.
July 22 - Part 1
Aug. 5 - Part 2
Sep. 9 - Part 3
Oct. 14 - Part 4
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Let's Conversate

5:00 PM - 6:15 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Small Meeting Room
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Youth Conference

10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Teens explore issues of Restorative Justice, including: FOR Teens BY Teens: Creating Empowering Youth Spaces Through Art, Reflecting, Unpacking, and Confronting Racism Through Theater, Addressing Microaggressions in the Clasroom, For White Folks in the Hood: Reality Pedagogy (using culturally relevant strategies like hip-hop music and call-and-response, and merging real stories with theory, research, and practice, etc.)
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More Than A Mic

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Speak your mind at this spoken-word freestyle open mic hosted by More Than a Month. Your voice is your power!
View More

More Than A Mic

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Speak your mind at this spoken-word freestyle open mic hosted by More Than a Month. Your voice is your power!
View More