Reading club promotes healthy talk about race

ALBANY, Ga. — The public is invited to take part in a reading club that is being organized to stimulate discussion on ways to make Albany and Southwest Georgia better.

The club will hold its initial meeting July 18 at 7 p.m. at Our Daily Bread restaurant. The book being discussed is titled "My Black Family, My White Privilege" by Michael Wenger, which is available at Amazon.com for around $15.

"My Black Family, My White Privilege" was recommended and endorsed by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation at the 2013 American Healing Conference as a good way to promote healthy and honest conversation about race. Club organizer Harriet Hollis, the grants-projects coordinator/racial healing coordinator with the Southwest Georgia Project for Community Education, notes: "The reading club is NOT designed to bash, but to foster a new appreciation for all races."

Food and drinks will be available for purchase at the 106 N. Washington St. restaurant.

For additional information, contact Hollis at (229) 430-9870.