WHAT: Book Discussion Group
Which: Our Time is Now by Stacey Abrams
WHEN: March 20th 10 am and March 28th 2 pm
WHERE: Zoom link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86533873456
From our Social Action Chair, Claudia Marshall, “we as a congregation need to have a conversation this year about voter suppression. [We can begin this discussion] by reading Stacey Abram’s book Our Time is Now. The book is only 10 chapters and I think we as a congregation can glean a lot and understand why this is such a violation to our 5th principle. [We will follow-up with a Movie night to] watch Stacey’s movie All In: The Fight For Democracy.
Our season for political involvement is not over. It is a charge to keep our hand to the plow and support Democracy.”
A recognized expert on fair voting and civic engagement, Abrams chronicles a chilling account of how the right to vote and the principle of democracy have been and continue to be under attack. Abrams would have been the first African American woman governor, but experienced these effects firsthand, despite running the most innovative race in modern politics as the Democratic nominee in Georgia. Abrams didn’t win, but she has not conceded. The book compellingly argues for the importance of robust voter protections, an elevation of identity politics, engagement in the census, and a return to moral international leadership.
Our Time Is Now draws on extensive research from national organizations and renowned scholars, as well as anecdotes from her life and others’ who have fought throughout our country’s history for the power to be heard. The stakes could not be higher. Here are concrete solutions and inspiration to stand up for who we are now.
“This is a narrative that describes the urgency that compels me and millions more to push for a different American story than the one being told today. It’s a story that is one part danger, one part action, and all true. It’s a story about how and why we fight for our democracy and win.” -Stacey Abrams
Our Time is Now is available in the Duval County public library in print and audio book formats; and in print at Clay County Public Library. Amazon- https://www.amazon.com/Our-Time-Now-Purpose-America/dp/1250257700 And from many other sellers.