Since September 11th, 2001, the MWP Social Action Book Group has focused on books about the experiences of immigrant populations and the issues that have brought them to this country and our community. All the books teach us about the strengths and resilience of people in other cultures. The book group meets four times a year on the second or fourth Saturday of the month in March, June, September and December, from 1:30-3pm. Please check the calendar for exact dates.
If you are interested in more information or would like to be on the book club mailing list, please contact Jane Whiteside at [email protected].
December Book Discussion
Date/Time: Saturday, December 1, 2018, 1:30-3:00
Book: “Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World–and Why Things Are Better Than You Think”, by Hans Rosling, “offers a radical new explanation of why this happens. They reveal the ten instincts that distort our perspective….Our problem is that we don’t know what we don’t know, and even our guesses are informed by unconscious and predictable biases. It turns out that the world, for all its imperfections, is in a much better state than we might think. That doesn’t mean there aren’t real concerns. But when we worry about everything all the time instead of embracing a worldview based on facts, we can lose our ability to focus on the things that threaten us most. Inspiring and revelatory, filled with lively anecdotes and moving stories, Factfulness is an urgent and essential book that will change the way you see the world and empower you to respond to the crises and opportunities of the future.” (Amazon.com)
Location: Edina Library: 5280 Grandview Square, Edina, MN 55436
FFI: Jane Whiteside at [email protected]