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    • June 10, 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM (CDT)
    • 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.

    Since this is an online discussion,  registration is necessary in order to receive the Zoom link. Please register no later than June 9.

    • July 08, 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM (CDT)
    • 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

    • August 12, 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM (CDT)
    • 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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