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821 Book Discussions: Humans of New York

The 821 Project's book discussions expose the local community to social justice and multicultural perspectives through literature. September’s book selection will be “Humans of New York”, a photo collection book that contains hundreds of stories accompanying photos of New York’s multicultural and complex residents. At our book discussion, we will discuss the connections that New York has with south Louisiana cities like Baton Rouge and New Orleans, and the importance of embracing the demographic and cultural complexity that exists in our community. We will also focus on how increasing gentrification and economic inequality are threatening the character and culture of American cities. Our dis

Tea and Truth Dialogue Series: Ethnicity and Nationality

What are the differences between race, ethnicity and nationality? Is it possible to change your ethnicity or your nationality? Join The 821 Project on Friday, September 8, 2017 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM, at BREC Jefferson Highway Park as we explore "Ethnicity and Nationality." September's conversation topics will include the differences between race, ethnicity and nationality, how it intersects with other forms of social identity, and local and global issues connected to ethnicity and national identity.

Tea and Truth Dialogue Series: Education For Social Change (Lafayette)

Is the American education system designed to create global citizens? Or is it reproducing inequality and oppression? In August, we will be discussing the importance of education for social change, what it looks like, and ways that we can support diverse educational opportunities that encourage people to think critically about their local and global communities. Join The 821 Project on Saturday, August 26th from 1:30PM to 4:30PM at the Lafayette Main Library as we explore "Education for Social Change."

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