july, 2019

08jul6:30 pm8:00 pmSocial Justice Book Club: Citizen: An American Lyric

Event Details

The Albright Memorial Library and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church present a night of discussion.

Join us to discuss :  Citizen : an American lyric by Claudia Rankine

’Claudia Rankine’s bold new book recounts mounting racial aggressions in ongoing encounters in twenty-first-century daily life and in the media. Some of these encounters are slights, seeming slips of the tongue, and some are intentional offensives in the classroom, at the supermarket, at home, on the tennis court with Serena Williams and the soccer field with Zinedine Zidane, online, on TV–everywhere, all the time. The accumulative stresses come to bear on a person’s ability to speak, perform, and stay alive. Our addressability is tied to the state of our belonging, Rankine argues, as are our assumptions and expectations of citizenship. In essay, image, and poetry, Citizen is a powerful testament to the individual and collective effects of racism in our contemporary, often named ’post-race’ society’–From publisher’s description.

Borrow a copy of this month’s book club selection,    Citizen : an American lyric by Claudia Rankine  from the library or get a 40% discount when you order a book club title at Library Express, 2nd Floor at the Marketplace at Steamtown, 570-558-1670.





(Monday) 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Community Room @ Lackawanna County Children's Library

520 Vine Street