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Village Reads

What we are reading & listening to:

Books

December 17, 2021

Just Mercy

The founder of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama recounts his experiences as a lawyer working to assist those desperately in need, reflecting on his pursuit of the ideal of compassion in American justice.

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Books

December 9, 2021

Crazy: A Father’s Search Through America’s Mental Health Madness

This is the Earley family's compelling story, a troubling look at bureaucratic apathy and the countless thousands who suffer confinement instead of care, brutal conditions instead of treatment, in the “revolving doors” between hospital and jail.

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Podcasts

October 20, 2021

Code Switch from NPR

What's CODE SWITCH? It's the fearless conversations about race that you've been waiting for. Hosted by journalists of color, our podcast tackles the subject of race with empathy and humor. We explore how race affects every part of society — from politics and pop culture to history, food and everything in between.

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Podcasts

August 24, 2021

Intersectionality Matters!

Intersectionality Matters! is a podcast hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw, an American civil rights advocate and a leading scholar of critical race theory.

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Articles

July 31, 2021

Women, people of color, and low-income families face the highest risk of being forced out of their homes as the eviction moratorium comes to an end

The eviction moratorium is expected to end on July 31, after Congress failed to renew it before heading into recess until mid-September. Once the moratorium expires, about 7.4 million Americans will risk getting evicted in the next coming months, according to Census Pulse Survey Data.

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Films

July 26, 2021

Time: The Kalief Bowder Story

This film tells the story of Kalief Browder who was accused of stealing a backpack and was held in prison for three years, from 2010 to 2013, without trial because his family was unable to pay his bail.

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