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Date(s) - 11/03/2022
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


The Mary Ann Key Book Club uses reading as a catalyst for conversation as we attempt to better understand past and current injustices – including systemic racism, other forms of discrimination, and bias that affects marginalized communities.

Join columnist Myron Medcalf and Shannon Gibney in a conversation with community leaders JaNaé Bates and Maya Washington. Panelists will discuss “Parable of the Sower” by Octavia E. Butler, how themes of racism, wealth inequality and hope are reflected in our community and how individuals and society can dismantle racism and make real change for a better future. Collaborator: Star Tribune. Sponsor: Friends of the Hennepin County Library.

Note: Although we invite you to read the book before this event, it is not required. Please note that speakers will discuss all aspects of the book.

Seating in Pohlad Hall limited to first 235 attendees. The live, in-person event will also be livestreamed and recorded.