Books and Breakfast
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Book + Discussion
Guided by the Hands Up United Books and Breakfast Initiative, the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center (MLKCC), the Desmond Tutu Center (DTC), and Butler University Political Sciences and Libraries have created a free Saturday morning book club devoted to reading, dialogue, and community growth around important topics. Each month a new book and theme is introduced.
The goal of the program as facilitated by the MLKCC and DTC is to cultivate a space for community members to discuss issues around race, activism, justice, racism, etc., using captivating literature as the catalyst. By exposing the community to inspiring and invigorating books, the Books and Breakfast program hopes to ignite change in our local community. It is only with understanding, acceptance, and motivation from within that change in our community can begin to occur.
When: Saturday, June 24, 2017, 10am – 12pm Where: MLKCC, 40 West 40th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208 This history of the black community of Indianapolis in the 20th century focuses on methods of political action – protracted negotiations, interracial coalitions, petition, and legal challenge – employed to secure their civil rights. Richard B. Pierce looks […]
When: Saturday, April 8, 10am – 12pm Where: MLKCC, 40 West 40th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208 In this, her first collection of nonfiction, Alice Walker speaks out as a black woman, writer, mother, and feminist in 36 pieces ranging from the personal to the political. Among the contents are essays about other writers, accounts of […]
When: Saturday, February 11, 10am – 12pm Where: MLKCC, 40 West 40th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208 Why We Can’t Wait is a book by Martin Luther King, Jr. about the nonviolent movement against racial segregation in the United States, and specifically the 1963 Birmingham campaign. The book describes 1963 as a landmark year in the Civil […]