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(Rescheduled) Informed & Engaged Discussion: “Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents,” by Isabel Wilkerson
This Pulitzer Prize-winning author’s latest book examines the unspoken caste system that has shaped America and shows how our lives today are still defined by a hierarchy of human divisions. Copies of the book available in the library catalog.
Informed & Engaged Discussion: “Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality For All,” by Martha S. Jones
Acclaimed historian Martha S. Jones offers a new history of African American women’s political lives in America. She recounts how they defied both racism and sexism to fight for the ballot, and how they wielded political power to secure the equality and dignity of all persons. Hosted in partnership with the PBC Criminal Justice Commission and Converge & Associates. Copies of the book available in the library catalog.
Informed & Engaged Discussion: “Squeezed: Why Our Families Can’t Afford America” by Alissa Quart
This deeply reported book examines the lives of many American families struggling to thrive in an economy that holds too few options. Copies of the book available in the library catalog. Hosted in partnership with the PBC Community Services Department.
PBC Bar Presents: Gideon v. Wainwright
Ori Feistmann Silver will discuss the landmark decision by the Supreme Court that ensured legal representation to those charged with serious offenses who could not afford it. Explore the Sixth and Fourteenth Amendment and how it relates to Gideon v. Wainwright. Presented by the Palm Beach County Bar Association.
Voting Under the Influence: Corporate Civil Rights, Super PACs, and Dark Money
Bryan Anderson will discuss Citizens United v. FEC, the landmark decision by the Supreme Court that changed the way campaigns are financed. Presented by the Palm Beach County Bar Association.
Informed & Engaged Discussion: “Broke in America: Seeing, Understanding, and Ending U.S. Poverty,” by Joanne Goldblum and Colleen Shaddox
This book sheds light on the realities faced by those living in poverty across the United States and provides a roadmap for eradicating poverty via policy changes. Copies of the book available in the library catalog. Hosted in partnership with the PBC Community Services Department.