About Community Reads
Community Foundation of North Louisiana invites any and all in the community to join Community Reads, a book club led by CFNLA. We encourage community members to join us as we read about issues like poverty, education, addiction, mental health, blight, and criminal justice reform. Each quarter, CFNLA will announce a new book selection. At the end of the quarter, we will invite up to 25 community members to participate in a group discussion and dialogue about the book. Discussion events will take place in both the Shreveport-Bossier area and Ruston. Interested community members may join the book club or simply sign up to receive Community Reads updates at the link above.
Need a copy of the book? Visit the Shreve Memorial Library website to find and reserve digital, print, and audiobook editions.
Spring 2021 Selection: So You Want to Talk About Race, by Ijeoma Oluo
About the Book
In So You Want to Talk About Race, Ijeoma Oluo guides readers of all races through subjects ranging from intersectionality and affirmative action to “model minorities” in an attempt to make the seemingly impossible possible: honest conversations about race and racism, and how they infect almost every aspect of American life.
“Oluo gives us — both white people and people of color — that language to engage in clear, constructive, and confident dialogue with each other about how to deal with racial prejudices and biases.” — National Book Review
Discussion Event – Shreveport-Bossier
Our next discussion event will be held on Thursday, April 22nd, at 5:30 PM. The discussion event will take place outdoors on the front lawn of Norton Art Gallery. Click here to register.
Discussion Event – Ruston
Community Reads is now in Ruston! Please sign up for the newsletter to receive updates.