A Community that Reads Together... Grows Together!
A community that reads together, grows together. Readers, practitioners, and interested community members gather to not only read books but to also share how Memphis can benefit from the lessons granted from each reading. Join the Community Development Book Club to engage in conversations.
The Community Development Book Club is reading "Reclaiming Your Community" by Majora Carter this summer. "Reclaiming Your Community" challenges the idea that success is measured by "how far you can get away" from the community. This book addresses the issue of brain drain by presenting a "talent-retention strategy," reminding people that "you don't have to move out of your neighborhood to live in a better one."
The BLDG Memphis team will host the first meeting on Tuesday, June 6th, at Benjamin Hooks Library from 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. where we will discuss the first 50 pages of the book. Register here to attend! We are asking Community Development Organizations if they would host follow-up meetings in July and August. Community Development Book Club is a great way to start conversations around community development topics. If you or your organization want to host one or both additional meetings, don't hesitate to contact [email protected].
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