National Day of Racial Healing Events at CPL

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

There are several opportunities to join with others to discuss this book on January 17. Please register at the links below:

Do you want to learn more? Check out our recommendations on the Together We Heal reading list.