One Book One Windsor Selection
July 8, 2020 – Human Relations Commission
The Town of Windsor Human Relations Commission announces its selection to the community of not one but 2 books this year that address the current events of the day and encourages the community to read these selection and participate in the discussion.
“Judge Washington, Chairperson of the Commission says, not only is reading important but the knowledge, education and experiences obtained from books like these allows us to better understand and ask questions of one another and continue the work that we all are doing to make change. This year’s selections speak directly toward what’s going on in the country and we could not just decide on one, we chose two!”
The Selections Are:
How To Be An Antiracist
#1 New York Times Bestseller – From the National Book Award-winning author of Stamped from the Beginning comes a “groundbreaking” (Time) approach to understanding and uprooting racism and inequality in our society–and in ourselves.
Know Your Price
Know Your Price demonstrates the worth of Black people’s intrinsic personal strengths, real property, and traditional institutions. These assets are a means of empowerment and, as Perry argues in this provocative and very personal book, are what we need to know and understand to build Black prosperity.
The commission is working with the Windsor Public Library to have these books available over the next month for people to read, and all one has to do is go and reserve a copy for one or both books.”
“Also, our partners at the Windsor Public Library under the direction of Gaye Rizzo and our friends with the Windsor Library Association have joined us in our efforts by letting us know of the free conversation with the author Ibram X Kendi of our first book “How to be An Antiracist” on July 20, 2020.
In addition to physical copies of the book, Windsor residents can access the ebook and download the audiobook:
Provided to us by the Wilson Branch Manager Gabbie Barnes. And while you are at the main library of our Wilson branch, don’t forget to sign up for the Summer Reading Program
We will be offering additional programming to the community to talk about the selections in the month of August or September to explore them further, a community share. So come join us in this year’s “One book, One Windsor” selections this year and the ZOOM event and remember, reading is indeed fundamental!!