Earth Day, 51 years old this year, has grown into an entire month of events encouraging us to recognize the importance of our impact on the planet. Our April speaker, Brenn Fromm, self-proclaimed Master Recycler and advocate for Planet Earth is going to energize us through an informative and interactive session.
For this meeting we will be beginning a new book, Destiny Disrupted: A History of the World Through Islamic Eyes (2010) by Tamim Ansary. This book can be had new in paperback for $15 - $19, and as an ebook for around $12. For the 5th, we'll read through chapter 7.
Ellingtonia, The Great Migration and The Promised Land
This presentation will focus around two poems in my book, "The Promised Land." I will start with a short reading of the title poem of the book, "The Promised Land" and also read the poem, "Ellingtonia." I will then briefly discuss how I think the poems interface and converse with each other in terms of how they address the issue of race, culture, and citizenship in the United States.