Housing Matters!, the film and book Club of Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, is open to anyone who enjoys good reading, meaningful discussion and great company. Join the conversation and go deeper into the issues of housing, poverty, race, class, social change, and the meaning of home. Make a difference with your voice. For more details, visit www.blog.tchabitat.org/book-club. Common Good Books will host two meetings in February: 7:00pm, Monday, February 11 7:00pm, Tuesday, February 19 The February Book & Film Club meetings will discuss The Grace of Silence, by Minneapolis native and National Public Radio host Michele Norris. This moving memoir brings a local context to the conversation about race and housing, as it describes the experience of the Norris’ as the first black family on their block in a south Minneapolis neighborhood. Groups from all over the country, including the One City, One Read program in Minneapolis, have picked this book, and we encourage you to bring the conversation into your own circles by passing the book along or participating in The Race Card Project (www.theracecardproject.com).
The mission of Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity is to eliminate poverty housing from the Twin Cities and to make decent, affordable shelter for all people a matter of conscience. In the Twin Cities, nearly half of the families with incomes under $35,000 are paying more than they can afford for housing, not leaving enough for other necessities like good nutrition, health care, transportation, education or saving for the future. Affordable Housing is important to the quality of life, health and economic prosperity of the entire community.
For more information about the book club or Twin Cities Habitate for Humanity, contact Jill Kilibarda at 612-305-7140 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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