On Monday, April 24th, from noon to 2 pm, St. Luke’s will host a discussion of this year’s CHQ Book Read – a countywide initiative to engage Chautauqua County residents, businesses, nonprofits and organizations to help heal our divides and propel participants to be engaged citizens working toward a more inclusive and just society.
This year’s selection is Under the Skin: The Hidden Toll of Racism on American Lives and on the Health of Our Nation by Linda Villarosa. Those interested in participating may register here: https://tinyurl.com/CHQbookread
Additionally, participants are invited to attend a live lecture on Thursday, July 20 with the author, Linda Villarosa, at 3:30pm at the Hall of Philosophy on the Chautauqua Institution grounds. This day has been designated as “Chautauqua County Day” at the Institution, and all Chautauqua
County residents are eligible for free admission and parking. Tickets for this day will be available beginning June 1 by calling the Chautauqua Institution Ticket Office at 716-357-6250. Free parking is only available with ticket orders made by July 11. For more information, visit: chqcounty.chq.org
At St. Luke’s, this book read will be the first of future discussions: Our Commission to Dismantle Racism is in the process of making plans for a book read in May, as we believe ongoing public discourse and education on racism is one way to practice growth in faith and love. Stay tuned for more details!