In honor of Black History Month, the Nyack library’s Food For Thought Lecture Series will explore Lessons from the Black Working Class on Thursday, February 11 at 7p. Dr. Lori Martin, co-author of a new book by the same name, will share a number of lessons all Americans can learn from the black working class and will also provide an insightful assessment of President Obama’s record on race and addressing socioeconomic differences. Dr. Martin, who was born and raised here in Nyack, NY, is currently an Associate Professor of Sociology and African and African-American Studies at Louisiana State University. Registration is required.
The book, Lessons from the Black Working Class, asserts that an examination of the black working class can predict the future of the overall economic health of the U.S. It explains how the experiences of black working-class men and women residing in urban, suburban, and rural settings impacted U.S. labor relations and the broader American society. It also contributes new information and fresh perspectives on the ongoing debate regarding the significance of race versus class.
Library Budget Vote, Tue 10a – 9p
Friends of the Nyack Library Annual Meeting, Fri at 6:30p
Meet local authors, playwright Tom Dudzick and author Holly Caster who will have her new book Cape May available for purchase & signing. Information about the organization and membership/volunteer opportunities will also be part of the agenda. Please register as space is limited and enter through the rear door by the parking lot on Hudson Avenue.
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