Following Indigenous Peoples Day, join Massachusetts Peace Action in a reading group on the book Not 'A Nation of Immigrants"- Settler Colonialism, White Supremacy, and A History of Erasure and Exclusion. By Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz- Beacon Press, Boston.
We will be reading and discussing the book in two parts over Zoom.
Saturday, October 22- at 3-4:30 pm- Part One- Introduction, Chapter 1-4- Settler Colonialism and Continental Imperialism, with a framing speaker TBA
Saturday, November 19- 3-4:30 pm- Part 2- Chapters 5-8- Arrivants: Irish, Italian, Asian, Latinx- discussion in small groups and framing of issues
We recommend you get the book from your local library or share with a friend. Paper back may be out in August 2022. To buy the book we recommend three stores : 1) Frugal Bookstore in Nubian Square,, 57 Warren Street, Roxbury, MA 02119; 2) Papercuts, 60 South Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 or 3)- Birchbark Books and Native Arts, 2115 21 Street, Minneapolis, MN 55405.
Please try to read the book before the discussion events and be prepared to discuss. If not the whole book, at least read the Introductory chapter.