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ANFCR: Book Club Series Introduction
April 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Are you interested in diving deeper into the work of our Custody Advocacy Program, Children’s Defense Team, and Education Law Program? We are excited to announce a new book club series that illuminates the imperative work of Council for Children’s Rights.
Our team leads chose a series of books that strongly relate to the lived experience of our child clients and the difficult issues that impact their well-being. By joining, you will be immersed into our children’s lives, our work, and have the opportunity to discuss the books with a panel of experts and Charlotte leaders. At the kick-off to the book club series, you will meet our incredible team leads, Patti Tutone, Michelle Duprey, and Caitlin Whalan Jones, and hear why the chosen books are so important and how they are relevant to the work of CFCR. Afterwards, you will be invited to join them in reading the books and attending a book discussion this Summer with experts in the field. and regional and national leaders on the topics!
In person spots for this introduction event are limited per COVID safety precautions. If you’d like to attend in person, please register at this link.
The event will be live streamed via Zoom, and all virtual participants are also invited to ask questions and be involved in the discussion. If you feel safer participating virtually or all the in-person spots have been filled, please join us on Zoom link with the Zoom information below.
Our staff are excited to discuss the ways in which this book and its information directly relates to the kids they work with each and every day. Please be aware that these books discuss difficult and sensitive topics, including violence, trauma, and abuse, and may be triggering to readers. So that you may have an understanding of what to expect, please look over the summaries of each book below.
Custody Advocacy Program: Childhood Disrupted by Donna Jackson Nakazawa
Children’s Defense Team: All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely
Education Law Program: Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools by Monique W. Morris