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Book Club Discussion: Educated

November 14, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Beginning in September 2019, Community Foundation of North Louisiana invites any and all in the community to join Community Reads, a book club led by CFNLA.  We encourage community members to join us as we read about issues like poverty, education, addiction, mental health, blight, and criminal justice reform. Each quarter CFNLA will announce a new book selection. At the end of the quarter, we will invite up to 25 community members to participate in a group discussion and dialogue about the book.  The discussion, which will be moderated by local experts, will also be broadcast live on Facebook to give all in the community the opportunity to listen and participate in the discussion. Interested community members may join the book club or simply sign up to receive Community Reads updates here.

This quarter the book club has been reading Educated by Tara Westover. The discussion event will be held on Thursday, November 14, 6:00-7:00 PM at Rhino Coffee Uptown and will be moderated by Michael Hicks, Assistant Professor of Education at Centenary College of Louisiana. Click here to register.

About the Book
Tara spent her childhood in the mountains of Idaho. Born to survivalist parents, her memories revolve around canning seasons and discussions of avoiding societal detection. Because of her father’s distrust of mainstream society, Tara never attended school or received any sort of medical care from a doctor or a nurse. When Tara’s brother leaves the mountains for college, she finds inspiration in his new way of life and strives to follow in his footsteps. Tara’s unusual educational journey leads her to Brigham Young University, then Harvard, then Cambridge. Tara ultimately finds freedom in the new perspectives her education has given her.


November 14, 2019
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm