In Fall 2020, we engaged in conversation and learned from fellow community members. Recordings of many of the events are below.
Community partners for this series included NAACP Unit 7025, Community Mediation of St. Mary’s, Unified Committee for Afro-American Contributions (UCAC), Historic Sotterley, and St. Mary’s County Recreation and Parks – Museum Division.
Read Woke Reading Challenge
October 5, 2020 – May 31, 2021
St. Mary’s County Library invites community members of all ages to join the Read Woke Challenge! Register on the Beanstack Tracker app or on the Beanstack website and then choose a book to match each month’s badge. You’ll read books by Hispanic-Americans, Women, Asian-Americans, LGBTQ+ authors, and more!
See more information and register for the Challenge!
Recordings of Events
Book discussion: In Relentless Pursuit of an Education
November 17, 2020
Read the book:
- Check out a physical copy of the book from the Library
- Download the SimplyE app to check out a digital copy
- Download a PDF copy of the book (64MB)
Be an Unlikely Ally
November 12, 2020
Desegregation in St. Mary’s County
October 26, 2020
Seeing Beauty in Each Other
October 15, 2020
Watch Titus Kaphar’s TED Talk, “Can beauty open our hearts to difficult conversations?
Drayden African-American Schoolhouse Tour
October 12, 2020