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Aug 2022 ECD Book Club-"Six by Ten: Stories from Solitary" Hoke/Pendergrass

We will discuss the July book and August book this month! So whether you have read the Jul or Aug book or if you've read them both join us for some great discussion. July: "One Dress, One Year" by Bethany Winz & Susana Foth Aughtmon. Aug: "Six by Ten" by Mateo Hoke & Taylor Pendergrass

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Aug 2022 ECD Book Club-"Six by Ten: Stories from Solitary" Hoke/Pendergrass
Aug 2022 ECD Book Club-"Six by Ten: Stories from Solitary" Hoke/Pendergrass

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Aug 09, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

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JULY BOOK - "One Dress, One Year: One Girl's Stand Against Human Trafficking" by Bethany Winz & Susana Foth Aughtmon.  How can one girl change the world? It all began with a heart for justice and a little black dress. In 2012, sixteen-year-old Bethany Winz decided to make a difference. To raise awareness, she determined to  - wear the same black dress every day for a year to bring attention to the lack of choices slaves have - come up with new ways to accessorize the dress each day - use her blog and pictures of her outfits to raise money for agencies helping those who were being trafficked  Her yearlong journey was one of hope, discipline, and sometimes disappointment. She celebrated some successes yet despaired at the depth of the problem. As she found her identity tied to the things she did, Bethany discovered that while she stood for freedom for others, she also struggled to find her own freedom in believing that she was loved just as she was. This moving book shows readers that their voices matter, they can make a difference, and sometimes the smallest gestures have lasting impact.

AUGUST BOOK - "Six by Ten: Stories from Solitary" by Mateo Hoke & Taylor Prendergrass. That’s the average size of the cells in which tens of thousands of people incarcerated in the United States linger for weeks, months, and even decades in solitary confinement. With little stimulation and no meaningful human contact, these individuals struggle to preserve their identity, sanity, and even their lives. In thirteen intimate narratives, Six by Ten explores the mental, physical, and spiritual impacts of America’s widespread embrace of solitary confinement. Through stories from those subjected to solitary confinement, family members on the outside, and corrections officers, Six by Ten examines the darkest hidden corners of America’s mass incarceration culture and illustrates how solitary confinement inflicts lasting consequences on families and communities far beyond prison walls. Stories include those of Brian, who was shuttled from prison to prison across Illinois as part of an unofficial program that came to be known as “the circuit”; Heather, a mother fighting for the life of her son, Nikko, who was diagnosed as bipolar at a young age and sent to solitary as a teenager; and Sonya, a trans woman sent to solitary in a men’s jail in Texas, supposedly for her own protection.

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Topic: East Central District Book Club

Time: Aug 9, 2022 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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