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The Pat Parker/Vito Russo Library Book Discussion
"1984" By George Orwell

Almost 70 years after its initial publication, George Orwell's classic has a new relevance. It's impossible to forget Winston Smith, the hero of the story, who predicted, "In the end the Party would announce that two and two made five, and you would have to believe it."

This dystopian novel examines a world of historical revisionism and alternative facts where a party seeks power for its own sake, persecutes independent thinking and Big Brother is always watching.

Please join for discussion and reflection as we examine the story and its timely appeal.

Made possible by a grant from The Kors Le Pere Foundation and support from the Rubin Foundation.

 

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Tuesday, February 28
8 p.m.

Free

The Pat Parker/Vito Russo Library Book Discussion
"The Color Purple" by Alice Walker

Winner of the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the acclaimed novel, told through the story of Celie Harris, weaves a mosaic of women of color, joined by their love for each other, the men who abuse them and the children they care for.

Celie becomes fixated on Shug Avery, a glamorous blues singer, and thus begins a lifetime of friendship and love between the two women–forming a strong bond that challenges the unrelenting structure of gender, race and sexual identity.

Made possible by a grant from The Kors Le Pere Foundation and support from the Rubin Foundation.

 

DETAILS

Tuesday, March 7
8 p.m.

Free