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Lunchtime Roundtable: Issues Worth Talking About – Racism in America: 1619-Today – Contemporary Perspectives

December 12, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

This is a big topic in a short month.  If you can only read and consider some of the pieces, you’re still welcome to attend the discussion.  Most readings are from The 1619 Project, published in August’s New York Times Magazine.  It is a deeply research and widely collaborative effort.

This week’s readings:

Contemporary Perspectives

The Fight to Redefine Racism, Kalefa Sanneh.  The New Yorker, 8/19/19

The 1619 Project.  American Capitalism is Brutal. Matthew Desmond. NYT Magazine 8/18/19

The 1619 Project.  How America’s Vast Racial Wealth Gap Grew:  By Plunder.  Trymaine Lee. NYT Magazine 8/18/19

Bring your lunch and join members and others for engaging conversation. Folders with relevant articles are available from Maggie Determann in the Membership office.


December 12, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


Elliott Library (507)
2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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