Humanist Book Group: Solitary

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San Francisco Public Library

100 Larkin Street · San Francisco, CA

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We will be in the Stong room on the ground floor

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Join us in the Stong room as we discuss "Solitary: Unbroken by four decades in solitary confinement" by Albert Woodfox. Newcomers are always welcome, as are new book suggestions.

We will be selecting the next book from those presented in person at this meeting. If you'd like to add a book to the running, come ready to make a short pitch for it and bring a copy if you can. We will want to know the page count of the book and whether it is available in the SF Public Library.

About "Solitary" (SFPL: http://bit.ly/2Q1fIui):

"Solitary is the unforgettable life story of a man who served more than four decades in solitary confinement—in a 6-foot by 9-foot cell, 23 hours a day, in notorious Angola prison in Louisiana—all for a crime he did not commit. That Albert Woodfox survived was, in itself, a feat of extraordinary endurance against the violence and deprivation he faced daily. That he was able to emerge whole from his odyssey within America’s prison and judicial systems is a triumph of the human spirit, and makes his book a clarion call to reform the inhumanity of solitary confinement in the U.S. and around the world."

If you have not read the book, you're welcome to attend and learn what we're about. We only ask that you allow those who have done the reading to speak first.

We typically go to dinner together afterward at a nearby restaurant, for those who would like to stick around.

A list of past suggestions can be found at https://go.sfhumanists.org/booklist

This is not a Library Sponsored Program.