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Between the Lines: A Book Club about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

  • Through book discussions, this book club provides a platform to explore topics and themes related to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Attend in person or on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.

    Oct. 25 - In celebration of Latin American Heritage Month, we're reading Olga Dies Dreaming by Xochitl Gonzalez. Xochitl's debut novel, featuring two adult Puerto Rican siblings in Brooklyn, is a story about identity, race and the power of elites. The influence of their absent mother, a Puerto Rican independence activist, affects the political and personal choices of this Puerto Rican family.

    November 22 - In 2010, an earthquake shook Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti. Using the voices of both Haitians and expats, Canadian-Haitian author Myriam Chancy tells the story of before and after the event in What Storm, What Thunder. Haitian life, politics, culture and issues of disaster relief and capitalism are all part of the narrative.

    Feb. 22 - Drawing on his own personal experiences, author Desmond Cole The Skin We're In, explores the injustices faced by Black Canadians on a daily basis: racist policing, an education system that fails Black children, as well as discriminatory immigration laws.