WITS Study Hall is a collaborative learning space for adult learners to actively participate in antiracist conversation and enjoy the works of writers of color. We will focus not just on antiracist discourse, but celebrate the range of genres and stories by BIPOC authors.
WITS Study Hall will explore one book per month and is open to all readers. You can sign up to join our virtual meetings, or use this framework to start your own book club. We’ll provide the book selection, discussion questions, and supplemental resources. Whatever your engagement, we hope you join us in this important reading.
Help us choose our next book
We would like your help in deciding what book we will read for our December meeting. You can choose more than one option.
Don't forget to sign up to attend the next meeting.
Homegoing traces the descendants of half- sisters, Effia and Esi, across continents and centuries. Its power lies in showing, on a very individual scale, the effects slavery had on millions of lives. As the New York Times said, “The book leaves the reader with a visceral understanding of both the savage realities of slavery and the emotional damage that is handed down over the centuries.”
Keep in mind the following discussion questions to get you thinking as you read:
SUPPLEMENTAL RESOURCESThese additional resources will help integrate learning from our book of the month with current events, art, media, and politics. They may be referenced during WITS Study Hall meetings, so check them out!
Our next meeting
December 17th, 2020
Zoom Link will be emailed
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