"Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis" Book Discussion

Event Date: 
Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 8:45am - 10:00am
John Tyler and Faye Whitaker will convene a discussion of a significant book in our national conversation about our divided society. We will meet on Sunday mornings January 28, and February 11 at 8:45am. J. D. Vance has written a personal reflection on upward mobility in America as seen through the lens of his white, working-class family and its migration from the hills of Kentucky to industrial southern Ohio. Vance tells the story of what it feels like to belong to a region and class that has experienced unsettling economic disruption. "I want people to know what it feels like to nearly give up on yourself and why you might do it. I want people to understand what happens in the lives of the poor and the psychological impact that spiritual and material poverty has on their children," he writes. Discussions will focus on how Vance's personal story helps us understand what is happening in an America we find hard to understand.
January 28: chapters 6-10; February 11: chapters 11-14
A limited number of books are available through the church office for $15.00. The church's policy is that our programming is accessible by all. Scholarships are always available.

Posted on December 19, 2017 at 11:47 am in Upcoming Events.

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