WilmU Book Club
March 2021 | Our Time Is Now
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Online through Zoom
Please join the WilmU Book Club for an online discussion of Stacey Abrams' book, Our Time Is Now: Power, Purpose, and the Fight for a Fair America.
"This is a narrative that describes the urgency that compels me and millions more to push for a different American story than the one being told today. It's a story that is one part danger, one part action, and all true. It's a story about how and why we fight for our democracy and win."
- Stacey Abrams
Students, Faculty, Alumni, and Staff are all welcome!
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ABOUT THE BOOK
A recognized expert on fair voting and civic engagement, Abrams chronicles a chilling account of how the right to vote and the principle of democracy have been and continue to be under attack. Abrams would have been the first African American woman governor, but experienced these effects firsthand, despite running the most innovative race in modern politics as the Democratic nominee in Georgia. Abrams didn’t win, but she has not conceded. The book compellingly argues for the importance of robust voter protections, an elevation of identity politics, engagement in the census, and a return to moral international leadership.
A preview of the book can be read here.
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