|Saturday, April 18th
2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Book Discussion Group: “The Pillars of the Earth” by Ken Follett
Our book for April is the best-selling novel “The Pillars of the Earth” by Ken Follett. It's a long novel.
Copies are available in public libraries in Connecticut, and at local and online booksellers.
|Monday, April 20th
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Monthly Meeting: Diversity - Retraining Our Biases
This month s program will be a Workshop led by Wendy Mcleod. The current political and social environment has many of us talking and thinking about racism, sexism, and transphobia more than ever before, and in more places. Since there are no recently developed races, sexualities, genders, or creeds, the conversation remains tied to a few key questions: How do we respond to diversity? How do we welcome and encourage diversity in our spaces? Are we supportive or destructive in our actions, commitments, or investments? This experience will focus on identifying individual bias, its impact on daily life events, and defining new ways of engaging with known and unknown differences.
Wendy, a former boarding school administrator, is a native of New Haven who has travelled around the country and abroad. As an African/Caribbean American, musician, technology geek, math nerd, Zen Buddhist, social activist, grant writer, yogi, and pastry chef, she has a lifetime of experience establishing comfort and success in a wide variety of settings, inviting and exclusionary. Join us as she leads us for a self-revealing and inspiring evening.
We will start with brief announcements at 7:00 PM. The main program will begin immediately afterward.