Friday, February 24, 2012 at 7:00 pm .. $10
Join us for a screening of the movie, "The Help", followed by a rousing discussion of the movie and the #1 best-selling book by author Kathyrn Stockett.
Please arrive early so we can start on time!
The story occurs at the outset of the civil rights movement in Jackson, Mississippi, three unique women unite to share the stories of dozens of the city's black servants, who have been kept voiceless for too long. Skeeter is fresh home from college, with big dreams of becoming a journalist, though her mother just wants her to find a husband. Aibileen, a black maid, is the heart and soul of her household, now working on raising her seventeenth white child. Her best friend Minnie, is the best cook in the city, but can not find a job because of her tendency to speak the cold truth. Together, these three unforgettable ladies launch a crusade to collect the stories of the town`s silent servants, and try to tear down the unspoken racial barriers that traverse the homes and hearts of everyone in Jackson.
About the Book Club: Our meetings start with a presentation on the current book selection to give an overview and foster comments, questions and discussions. Each book will be announced at least a month in advance. Bring your insights, feelings and thoughts to expand our roundtable! Those members who have great interest in the current selections but haven't had time to read that month are still encouraged to come, learn and participate in stimulating discussion!
About our facilitator: Our moderator is Dr. Wayne Knoll, a professor at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. since 1972, teaching in the Department of English and American Literature. He has advanced degrees in Philosophy, Theology, and his Ph.D. in Literature is from Harvard University. A former Jesuit priest, he teaches Modern American Literature and writing. He received the Edward B. Bunn, S.J. Award for Faculty Excellence for 2006. This award is presented each year to a member of the college faculty who, in the estimation of the college senior class, is admired and respected by all students for service to Georgetown and the students in the lecture hall and on the campus. He also serves on the board for the Center for Spiritual Enlightenment, the NSAC-affiliated church in Washington, D.C.
We welcome all to join us for these engaging and thought provoking discussions! Come to meet kindred spirits, share your insights and make new friends!