From Here to Equality: Chapel Hill Community Read & Conversations

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This event is part of a combined series. If you register for this event, you will be automatically registered for all of the following events in the series.
Registration for this event will close on April 13, 2023 @ 7:00pm.
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Join authors William “Sandy” Darity and Kirsten Mullen in a 4-part community read and conversation series centered on their book, From Here to Equality: Reparations for Black Americans in the 21st Century. Together, we will read, discuss, and debate the idea of reparations and repair for our community. 

We will listen to and learn from the book’s authors, community elders and members, and artists. We will come with our histories and understandings, and will search together for what we can learn from each other about our shared histories that we might not yet know. Our goal is to listen and learn together about how we can repair histories of racism and slavery in our Chapel Hill community and meet these in reparative ways. 

Who: Danita Mason-Hogans + Simona Goldin, co-Chairs, Equity in Schools Task force, UNC Commission on History, Race, and a Way Forward and Chapel Hill Community members

Get the book: We are out of free copies of the book. Please access the book on your own if you are able, and consider the Buy 1, Give 1 campaign at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill. We invite you to buy two copies of the book: one for yourself and one to donate for a fellow community member.  

Where/When: All sessions will be held at Chapel Hill Public Library from 7-8:30 pm in Meeting Room B. Session dates:

  • Thursday, February 9 with William “Sandy” Darity and Kirsten Mullen (authors)
  • Thursday, March 30
  • Thursday, April 6
  • Thursday, April 13 with William “Sandy” Darity and Kirsten Mullen (authors)

For more information please contact Danita Mason-Hogans ( and Simona Goldin (


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