THE CENTRAL VALLEY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION PRESENTS:
HEATHER MCGHEE & THE SUM OF US
Community-Wide Read: Now through September 2023
Free Author Event: September 27, 2023 – CLICK HERE TO RSVP!
The Central Valley Community Foundation and Fresno DRIVE are hosting a Community-Wide Read featuring: The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together by Heather McGhee. The New York Times bestseller is a groundbreaking call to action that examines how racism affects and harms all of us and how we need to face it head-on, together. The Foundation will do WHATEVER IT TAKES to create a just and thriving Central Valley, and we are eager to share this book with local residents so we can continue our collective learning journey towards inclusive prosperity. We are committed to this vision, and we believe understanding our nation’s past decisions is critical in achieving big and lasting change for our community going forward.
HOW TO JOIN:
STEP 1: GET THE BOOK
Purchase The Sum Of Us from your favorite bookseller or download a free eBook / audiobook through the Fresno County Public Library. A library card is required, and is free to sign up for. For library book questions, please call: (559) 600-7323.
STEP 2: RSVP FOR THE EVENT
Click here to RSVP for our FREE author conversation in Downtown Fresno featuring Heather McGhee. The event will take place on Wednesday, September 27th at 6:30pm at Fresno High School in Royce Hall. Tickets are first-come, first-serve, so save the date and register ASAP.
STEP 3: READ & SHARE
Click here to access our flyer, toolkit and discussion guide, and social media graphics. Read along with us and share your updates on social media, and be sure to tag us at @CentralValleyCF along with the hashtag #ReadWithCVCF so we can re-post to our stories!
HOSTING A BOOK CLUB? If you are interested in hosting a book club on The Sum Of Us, click here to fill out our Google form and we will get you set up with additional tools and resources.
Thanks to the following sponsors who are making this Community-Wide Read possible:
BECOME A BUSINESS SPONSOR:
Click here to learn more about our Business Sponsorship opportunity. Sponsors help fund the cost of the books and other event expenses, and in return, can be a site for people to pick up their free book.
The Community-Wide Read is presented by the Central Valley Community Foundation in partnership with Fresno DRIVE.