VB Reads... Engaged Citizens Book Group

Read and discuss a variety of books exploring how to create a more civil and engaged community.Join Mary Dumas on the third Wednesday of the month from noon to 1:30. Authors DO NOT attend. Meetings are in the Readings Gallery -- brown bag lunches are encouraged. Anyone interested in exploring their role as an engaged citizen is welcome.



ISBN: 9781784780258
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Published: Verso - November 3rd, 2015

Wednesday, February 17, noon
How did America recover after its years of civil war? How did freed men and women, former slaves, respond to their newly won freedom? David Roediger's radical new history redefines the idea of freedom after the jubilee, using fresh sources and texts to build on the leading historical accounts of Emancipation and Reconstruction.

ISBN: 9781626562875
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Published: Berrett-Koehler Publishers - June 29th, 2015

Wednesday, March 16, noon
A handful of corporations and financial institutions command an ever-greater concentration of economic and political power in an assault against markets, democracy, and life. It's a suicide economy, says David Korten, that destroys the very foundations of its own existence.

ISBN: 9781592858491
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Published: Hazelden Publishing & Educational Services - October 4th, 2010

Wednesday, April 20, noon
In The Gifts of Imperfection, Brene Brown, a leading expert on shame, authenticity, and belonging, shares what she's learned from a decade of research on the power of "Wholehearted Living" - a way of engaging with the world from a place of worthiness.

ISBN: 9780465070107
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Published: Basic Books (AZ) - April 30th, 2003

Wednesday, May 18, noon
Calling for careful thought and action, Rischard discusses the most impressive idea to emerge from the recent World Economic Summit in Davos, Switzerland: a new approach to identifying and managing the world's twenty most pressing problems.