Observe the National Day of Racial Healing on Tuesday, January 17 by joining other readers to discuss The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together by Heather McGhee.
In this persuasive and well-researched work, political commentator McGhee argues that the pervasive idea of the zero-sum game and the false assumption that social and economic gains for some will come at a cost for others not only hurts people of color but everyone. McGhee demonstrates, through a series of historical examples, that structural racism negatively impacts everyone and offers readers a roadmap forward.
These events are co-sponsored by the City of Chicago Office of Equity and Racial Justice. For more information on the Together We Heal initiative, visit chicago.gov/TogetherWeHeal.
There are several opportunities to join with others to discuss this book on January 17. Please register at the links below:
- Online (via Zoom) at noon
- Woodson Regional Library at 1 p.m.
- Legler Regional Library at 6 p.m.
- Sulzer Regional Library at 6:30 p.m.
Do you want to learn more? Check out our recommendations on the Together We Heal reading list.