Please join our next virtual gathering to discuss The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett (a #1 New York Times Bestseller and Good Morning America Book Club Pick). The novel follows twin sisters, inseparable as children, who ultimately choose to live in two very different worlds, one black and one white. How can fiction aid our understanding of race issues (past and present)? What can we learn about colorism from this book? What is the significance of the title?
What is it like to be an Asian American Pacific Islander in Hingham? Join a live “Race Talk” on Zoom as we hear personal stories from four individuals about living in our community, followed by a Q&A period. All are welcome to listen, learn, and ask questions for the purpose of understanding and growth. Advanced registration is required. Register
We will discuss New York Times bestseller and National Book Award winner Interior Chinatown, an exploration of the Asian American experience, assimilation, how pop culture portrays race, and the roles we are often forced to play in an original and witty police procedural screenplay-turned-novel format. Register
#WeAreHingham, the community based visual project, is the talk of the town, but we want make sure that all who live, work, study or worship in Hingham are part of the conversation! We will break into small, moderated groups for an open dialogue about our individual and collective experiences in and hopes for our town, sharing thoughts on topics such as why we chose to live here and our aspirations for this community. Registration required so we can properly plan for small group moderators. We are very excited to be offering light bites from Clandestine Kitchen and beer from Untold Brewing for purchase following the moderated discussion. These local businesses will be donating 25% of their proceeds from the event. We are very lucky to have Liora Norwich, Executive Director of the Network for Social Justice, planning and facilitating this event with us. For more information on the #WeAreHingham visual project and how to still participate by having your portrait included, please visit www.wearehingham.com.
ALL are welcome to meet us near the bandstand at Hingham Harbor from 4-6pm on June 18th. Among the treats in store are live music from Big Redd's House, a dance performance by YAK (Youth Acquiring Knowledge), and a singing of the Black National Anthem by acclaimed gospel singer Rakeem Andre! Food will be available for purchase from Morrell's BBQ. This event is free and requires no advance registration. We encourage you to park in the Station Street lot if possible. Check out a special sneak preview of YAK below: