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March 10, 2018

Common Threads: GFS Book Club

Join us this winter, and meet fellow book lovers while discovering and discussing an array of thought-provoking reads. This season’s selections are inspired by themes explored in Joyce J. Scott: Harriet Tubman and Other Truths, on view in our Domestic Arts Building, where Book Club programs will also take place.

Kindred by Octavia E. Butler
Dana, a modern black woman, is celebrating her twenty-sixth birthday with her new husband when she is snatched abruptly from her home in California and transported to the antebellum South. Rufus, the white son of a plantation owner, is drowning, and Dana has been summoned to save him. Dana is drawn back repeatedly through time to the slave quarters, and each time the stays grow longer, more arduous, and more dangerous until it is uncertain whether or not Dana's life will end, long before it has a chance to begin.

Conversation Moderator: Dr. Winnie Brown-Glaude

Winnifred Brown-Glaude is a Professor in the departments of African American Studies and Sociology & Anthropology at The College of New Jersey. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology from Temple University. Her primary fields of research include Race and Ethnicity in the Anglophone-Caribbean; Race, Gender and Informal Economies; and Gender and Globalization. Her most recent book is Higgler’s in Kingston: Women’s Informal Work in Jamaica (Vanderbilt University Press, 2011). Her other publications include several articles and an edited collection, Doing Diversity in Higher Education: Faculty Leaders Share Challenges and Strategies (Rutgers University Press, 2009). She is currently working on her third book project, Neoliberalism in a Small Place: The Case of Jamaica. Courses taught at The College of New Jersey include: ‘Race and Ethnicity in Latin America and the Caribbean’, ‘Women of Color: A Global Perspective’, ‘Women in World Perspective: A View from the Caribbean’, ‘Race and Ethnicity in the United States’, and ‘Deviance and Social Control’.

Common Threads is a series of community driven programs designed to provide varied and engaging points of entry into the work of artist Joyce J. Scott. Programs take place in the Joyce J. Scott: Harriet Tubman and Other Truths exhibition space unless otherwise noted, and are made possible, in part, by a grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in these programs do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. Additional funding provided by the Shirley and Arthur Martin Family Fund.

March 10, 2018
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Free with park admission.

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