Join the PJI Common Read Book Club

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Join the PJI Common Read, a book club initiative by the Peace and Justice Institute (PJI) addressing adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), trauma, healing and resilience.

The Common Read initiative is open for community members and Valencia College faculty and staff as part of PJI’s larger community resilience work. Its theme is also the focus of PJI’s annual conference — Creating a Resilient Community: From Trauma to Healing (Save the dates: Tuesday, April 20 and Wednesday, April 21, 2021).

In advance of bringing Donna Jackson Nakazawa as the conference keynote speaker, the group will read her impactful book “Childhood Disrupted: How Your Biography Becomes Your Biology, and How You Can Heal.”

With the generous support of Valencia’s Courier Services, PJI can now mail a copy of this book directly to your home so you can participate in the Common Read. There are 100 remaining books that will be mailed out in the order they are requested. To request a book, please complete this brief request form by Thursday, January 28, 2021.

The Common Read of “Childhood Disrupted” will run for 10 weeks — from Monday, February 1 through Sunday, April 11, 2021. Each week, there will be two discussion prompts posted in the PJI Common Read Facebook Group on Mondays and Fridays for participants to respond to and engage with in written, photo or video format.

The club will also host two Zoom meet-up sessions to discuss the book.

Session 1:

Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Time: 3 – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Zoom – Register for Session 1 here to receive the Zoom link.

Session 2:

Date: Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Time: 3 – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Zoom – Register for Session 2 here to receive the Zoom link.

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