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    • Mon, March 02, 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
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    Part I:  Claiming Citizenship

    Monday, March 2, 6:30-8:00pm

    Why They Marched is a tribute to the many women who worked tirelessly in communities across the nation, out of the spotlight, protesting, petitioning, and insisting on their right to full citizenship.  Ware tells her story through the lives of nineteen activists, most of whom have long been overlooked.  Join us for one or all of the discussions! 

    Walk-ins welcome BUT registration is appreciated! Register by: 2/28

    • Thu, March 05, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
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    Thursday, March 5

    12:00-1:30pm 

    Facilitator:  Ruth Ora Jackson

    Review of this groundbreaking book about a new way to be with kids with ADD, ADHD, OCD, and Autism.  Learn about refreshing, new perspectives from 3 practitioners who have had remarkable success with this population.  We will share stories, observations and practical tools that can be used by anyone willing to step beyond conventional treatment.  This is a unique approach that sees beyond labels into the magical of the child.  

    Advanced registration is appreciated but Walk-ins are welcome. 

    • Wed, March 11, 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • William Reif Gallery
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    Wednesday, March 11

    9:30–11:00 am

    She took 1930s New York by storm, working her way up writing copy for R.H. Macy’s to become the highest paid advertising woman in the country. 

    Now it’s the last night of 1984 and Lillian, 85 years old but just as sharp and savvy as ever, is on her way to a party. On a walk that takes her over 10 miles around the city, she meets bartenders, bodega clerks, security guards, criminals, children, parents, and parents-to-be, while reviewing a life of excitement and adversity, passion and heartbreak, illuminating all the ways New York has changed — and has not.

    A love letter to city life in all its guts and grandeur, Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk paints a portrait of a remarkable woman across the canvas of a changing America.

    All women are invited to these discussions held in the William Reif Gallery to share observations, enthusiasm, insights and the pure enjoyment of reading.

    Walk-ins welcome BUT registration is appreciated! Register by: 3/9

    • Mon, April 06, 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
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    Part II:  The Personal is Political

    Monday, April 6, 6:30–8:00p  

    Why They Marched is a tribute to the many women who worked tirelessly in communities across the nation, out of the spotlight, protesting, petitioning, and insisting on their right to full citizenship.  Ware tells her story through the lives of nineteen activists, most of whom have long been overlooked.  Join us for one or all of the discussions! 

    Walk-ins welcome BUT registration is appreciated! Register by: 4/4

    • Wed, April 08, 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • William Reif Gallery
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    Wednesday, April 8

    9:30–11:00 am

    Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Her family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when one of Tara’s older brothers became violent. When another brother got himself into college, Tara decided to try a new kind of life. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge University. Only then would she wonder if she’d traveled too far, if there was still a way home.

    All women are invited to these discussions held in the William Reif Gallery to share observations, enthusiasm, insights and the pure enjoyment of reading.

    Walk-ins welcome BUT registration is appreciated! Register by: 4/6

    • Mon, May 04, 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
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    Part III:  Winning Strategies

    Monday, May 4, 6:30–8:00p

    Why They Marched is a tribute to the many women who worked tirelessly in communities across the nation, out of the spotlight, protesting, petitioning, and insisting on their right to full citizenship.  Ware tells her story through the lives of nineteen activists, most of whom have long been overlooked.  Join us for one or all of the discussions! 

    Walk-ins welcome BUT registration is appreciated! Register by: 5/2

    • Wed, May 13, 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • William Reif Gallery
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    Wednesday, May 13

    9:30–11:00 am

    For years, rumors of the “Marsh Girl” have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home. When she yearns to be touched and loved, two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty. Kya opens herself to a new life – until the unthinkable happens.

    An exquisite ode to the natural world, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story, and a surprising tale of possible murder.

    All women are invited to these discussions held in the William Reif Gallery to share observations, enthusiasm, insights and the pure enjoyment of reading.

    Walk-ins welcome BUT registration is appreciated! Register by: 5/11

    • Wed, June 10, 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • William Reif Gallery
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    Wednesday, June 10

    9:30–11:00 am

    Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. An outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is coming into womanhood — where even greater pain awaits. When Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape. Matters do not go as planned — Cora kills a young white boy who tries to capture her. Though they manage to find a station and head north, they are being hunted.  

    Cora encounters different worlds at each stage of her journey. As Whitehead’s narrative seamlessly weaves the saga of America from the brutal importation of Africans to the unfulfilled promises of the present day.

    All women are invited to these discussions held in the William Reif Gallery to share observations, enthusiasm, insights and the pure enjoyment of reading.

    Walk-ins welcome BUT registration is appreciated! Register by: 6/8

    • Wed, July 08, 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • William Reif Gallery
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    Wednesday, July 8

    9:30–11:00 am

    People say Beartown is finished. A tiny community nestled deep in the forest, it is slowly losing ground to the ever encroaching trees. But an old ice rink is the reason townsfolk believe tomorrow will be better. Their junior ice hockey team has a shot at winning the national semi-finals. All the hopes and dreams of this place now rest on the shoulders of a handful of teenage boys. Being responsible for the hopes of an entire town is a heavy burden, and the match is the catalyst for a violent act that will leave a young girl traumatized and a town in turmoil. Accusations are made and, like ripples on a pond, they travel through town, leaving no resident unaffected.

    Beartown explores hopes that bring a community together, secrets that tear it apart, and courage of an individual to go against the grain.

    All women are invited to these discussions held in the William Reif Gallery to share observations, enthusiasm, insights and the pure enjoyment of reading.

    Walk-ins welcome BUT registration is appreciated! Register by: 7/6

    • Wed, August 12, 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • William Reif Gallery
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    Wednesday, August 12

    9:30–11:00 am

    As a pastor working in a neighborhood with the highest concentration of murderous gang activity in Los Angeles, Gregory Boyle created an organization to provide jobs, job training, and encouragement so that young people could work together and learn the mutual respect that comes from collaboration. 

    Tattoos on the Heart is a breathtaking series of parables distilled from his 20 years in the barrio. Arranged by theme and filled with sparkling humor and glowing generosity, these down-to-earth, utterly heartening essays offer a stirring look at how full our lives could be if we could find the joy in loving others and in being loved unconditionally. 

    With Gregory Boyle’s guidance, we can recognize our own wounds in the broken lives and daunting struggles of the men and women in these parables and learn to find joy in all of the people around us.

    All women are invited to these discussions held in the William Reif Gallery to share observations, enthusiasm, insights and the pure enjoyment of reading.

    Walk-ins welcome BUT registration is appreciated! Register by: 8/10

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