Mercer Social Justice Book Club

The Mercer Social Justice Book Club is a group of friends and acquaintances who plan to come together periodically to discuss books, articles, podcasts, and movies that help us take perspective and consider the role of race (and other “differences”) in our society. We hope to identify and correct our own implicit biases as we work toward a more respectful, fair, and peaceful society. This book group will be an “honest discussion zone”: before each meeting we will pledge to listen respectfully to each other so that we can gain insight from each others’ experiences and feelings.

To join, please visit our Facebook group.

2020 Master Schedule

  • June 11: Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehesi Coates
  • June 18: Watch Party Just Mercy
  • June 25: White Fragility by Robin DeAngelo
  • July 9: Dr. Simon – Health Care and Race?
  • July 23: How to Be an Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi
  • July 30: Watch Party Thirteen
  • August 13: Blind Spot by Manzarin Banaji and Anthony Greenwald
  • August 27: Watch Party The Banker
  • September 10: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
  • September 24: Watch Party Higher Learning
  • October 8: Stamped from the Beginning by ibram X. Kendi
  • October 22: Watch Party Fences
  • November 5: An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
  • November 19: Watch Party Fruitville Station
  • December 3: So you Want to talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
  • December 17: Watch Party ???