BURGUNDY BOOKS


Garth Stein, March 21, 2015

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We like children's author Anna Westbrook
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$10.00 (can be used towards book)
Burgundy Books Luncheon Lecture Series in History
at Water's Edge Resort and Restaurant




Harvard Professor of African American Studies
&
Anthropology, Ralph Laurence

Saturday, April 11 12:30


 


 

Every morning Chicagoans wake up to the same stark headlines that read
 like some macabre score: “13 shot, 4 dead overnight across the city,” and nearly every morning
 the same elision occurs: what of the nine other victims? As with war, much of our focus on inner-city
 violence is on the death toll, but the reality is that far more victims live
 to see another day and must cope with their injuries—both physical
 and psychological—for the rest of their lives. Renegade Dreams is their story.
 Walking the streets of one of Chicago’s most violent neighborhoods—where the local gang
 has been active for more than fifty years—Laurence Ralph talks with people
 whose lives are irrecoverably damaged, seeking to understand how they cope and how
 they can be better helped.
           
Going deep into a West Side neighborhood most Chicagoans only know
 from news reports—a place where children have been shot
 just for crossing the wrong street—Ralph unearths the fragile humanity that fights
 to stay alive there, to thrive, against all odds. He talks to mothers, grandmothers,
and pastors, to activists and gang leaders, to the maimed and the hopeful, to aspiring rappers,
 athletes, or those who simply want safe passage to school or a steady job.
 Gangland Chicago, he shows, is as complicated as ever.
It’s not just a warzone but a community, a place where people’s dreams are projected
against the backdrop of unemployment, dilapidated housing, incarceration, addiction,
 and disease, the many hallmarks of urban poverty that harden like so many scars
in their lives. Recounting their stories, he wrestles with what it means to be
 an outsider in a place like this, whether or not his attempt to understand, to help,
 might not in fact inflict its own damage. Ultimately he shows that the many injuries these people
 carry—like dreams—are a crucial form of resilience, and that we should all think about the
 ghetto differently, not as an abandoned island of unmitigated violence and its helpless
 victims but as a neighborhood, full of homes, as a part of the larger society in which we all live,
 together, among one another.



$10.00 (can be used towards book)

Burgundy Books welcomes Jim Stewart
a retired professor of Electrical Engineering.
He will give a lecture on books that have
inspired him and others, drawing from the,
The Innovators, by Walter Isaacson.  In
addition, he gives a presentation on his publication,
Electronics: An Introduction .  His book includes history
leading up to the digital age and other interesting facts.
  Then there is the kit that goes along withg his book
and his robot...popular at Burgundy Books

Join us Noon on Saturday, April 18 at the Water's Edge

 


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