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Sunday, August 31
Kangaku Book Club
Free, all ages, 3-5 p.m., cmcdermott@visionforchildren.org, 314-795-2663

The new social justice book club rolls along with its second month and a discussion of Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women, by Susan Faludi. The author asks: "How can American women be in so much trouble at the same time that they are supposed to be so blessed? If the status of women has never been higher, why is their emotional state so low? If women got what they asked for, what could possibly be the matter now?" Pick up a copy at Left Bank Books and get readin'! The Kangaku Book Club encourages learning to promote social justice. Its goal is to create a community of learning in the search for justice and truth. The group seeks to learn about local, national and international issues through books and through each other. Each month, they will choose a book related to various themes such as globalization, poverty, politics, education equity, the death penalty, women's issues, indigenous rights and struggle, etc.