Category: Affinity Groups

Centering BIPOC Voices: February & March Book Discussions

For our February 11th meeting, the Centering BIPOC Voices Book Group will discuss “Home Going” by Yaa Gyasi, 2016, about two sisters and their descendants. In the 1770s, one sister was sold into slavery, and the other became a slave trader’s wife. Gyasi takes us from the Gold Coast of Africa to the plantations of […]

Food for Thought Takes on Sugar

That Sugar Film is an entertaining documentary in which a young man (Damon Gameau) experiments on himself to see what effect a high-sugar diet has on his body. The film reveals the hidden sugars in many processed foods, even supposedly healthy ones, and includes two road trips to places where the population has been damaged by […]

Centering BIPOC Voices: December and January Book Discussions

For our December 10th meeting, the Centering BIPOC Voices Book Group chose Just Us, An American Conversation by Claudia Rankine (Graywolf Press, 2020). This insightful collection of essays, poetry, and photographs recounts Rankine’s experiences engaging strangers in conversations about white privilege and systemic racism. As an example, she flies first class and remembers a white man cutting in front […]

Food for Thought- a Healthier You, a Healthier Planet

Did you know that the average human body is composed of approximately 37 trillion cells and every single cell depends on omega-3 fatty acids to function properly. This is exactly why our bodies need omega-3 fatty acids for optimal functioning. However, even with a healthy diet, it’s difficult to obtain enough omega nutrition to keep your […]

November: Centering BIPOC Voices

The November selection for Centering BIPOC Voices is a novel you won’t want to miss. “The Sentence” by Louise Erdrich offers a narrative with compelling characters and her characteristic focus on Native Americans keeping their culture alive through community. “The Sentence” begins on All Souls’ Day 2019 and ends on All Souls’ Day 2020. In those […]

Afternoon at the Movies

Join the Food for Thought folks for an afternoon at the movies on October 16th at 1:00 PM. Grab a snack or bring your lunch.  The movie will be shown in Room L and run about an hour and a half, followed by a discussion on the veranda.  This award-winning movie, EATING OUR WAY TO […]

Food for Thought – A Healthier You, A Healthier Planet

Are you worried about climate change? Are you concerned about your own personal health? Many of us don’t realize it, but our own health and our planet’s health are interconnected, and our current food production systems greatly impact the global environment. Although the Inflation Reduction Act reduces our carbon footprint, this bill leaves out a […]

Summer Plans for Centering BIPOC Voices

On June 11th we will continue our discussion of “The 1619 Project” covering chapters 9-18. We’ve learned a lot of things we were never taught before and expect to learn even more. In July we’re taking a potluck approach to our reading. Each participant will choose to read or re-read a book taken either from […]

Food For Thought Returning May 12th!

It’s time to gather in person once again! For our next Food For Thought – A Healthier You, a Healthier Planet meeting we will gather in Room L on Thursday, May 12th at 6:00 PM.  It’ll be great to see everyone again!  Please bring your own dinner or a healthy snack to munch on.  Along with striving to […]

Centering BIPOC Voices: The 1619 Project

On May 14, at 3:30 p.m. we’ll meet via Zoom to discuss the Preface through Chapter 8 of “The 1619 Project”. Then, on June 11, again via Zoom, we will gather for a discussion of Chapters 9-18 to conclude our explorations. The book is available from Amazon in ebook, print and audio versions, as well […]