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The SURJ NoVa nonfiction reading group is continuing their reading and discussion of "This is An Uprising" by Mark & Paul Engler, and you're welcome to join up!
The reading this month is chapter 2.
Last fall, after watching the PBS documentary adaptation of Douglas Blackmon's "Slavery By Another Name," this group read Michelle Alexander's "The New Jim Crow" in light of the more recent Movement for Black Lives' platform. Their reading of "This is An Uprising" follows on Alexander's insistence that a mass movement rather than minor legal tweaking will be necessary to dismantle the current system of racial control known as mass incarceration.
"This is An Uprising" is widely available through local libraries or bookstores. If you have time and access, you may also prepare by watching "Slavery By Another Name" (free online) and Ava DuVernay's "13th" (streaming on Netflix) and checking out the Movement for Black Lives platform (free online).
Even if you have not yet attended any of our discussions or read any of the materials, you're invited to join in!