The Language of Race and Gender Discussion Series

The Language of Race and Gender Book Discussion

Be Not Deceived: Evil Communications Corrupt Good Manners
(1 Corinthians 15:33)

Wednesdays April 11, 18, 25 & May 2 and 9 at 7:30 p.m.

A five-part book discussion series offered in partnership with the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center and Appletree Books.

Language shapes our thoughts and forms our worldview. Three books, listed below, will be used to look at how language influences one’s understanding of non-dominant groups within our society.

April 11: Introduction of the Series and the first of two discussions of with Jackson Katz’s Man Enough: Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and the Politics of Presidential Masculinity, facilitated by Alex Leslie, Senior Director of Educational Services for the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center
April 18: Conclusion of the discussion of Man Enough: Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and the Politics of Presidential Masculinity facilitated by Alex Leslie
April 25: Discussion of Jane Hill’s The Everyday Language of White Racism facilitated by Adrianne Fletcher, Assistant Professor at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University
May 2: Articulate While Black: Barack Obama, Language, and Race in the U.S. by Samy Alim and Geneva Smitherman, facilitated by Donna Davis Reddix, JD, Faculty Diversity Officer at Case Western Reserve University
May 9: Wrap up facilitated by the Rev. Kay Rackley
This series is sponsored by Cleveland Rape Crisis Center and Appletree Books with the support of Case Western Reserve University.