Dorothy Height was a leader in addressing the rights of both women and African Americans as the president of the National Council of Negro Women. One of Height's major accomplishments was at the YWCA USA where she directed the integration of all of its centers in 1946 and established its Center for Racial Justice in 1965. Join our interactive, insightful book club with a focus on diverse, thought-provoking writers and subjects.
The Dorothy Height Book Club is going virtual.
To keep everyone safe…we are going to have a Zoom meeting:
Topic: YWCA Lancaster Dorothy Height Book Club
Time: June 18, 2020 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
The Dorothy Height Book Club will host virtual sessions on the 3rd Thursday of every month.
Our next session is set for June 18 at 6:00 p.m. and for June we will be celebrating Pride Month and we will be reading Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Riviera.
Juliet Milagros Palante is leaving the Bronx and headed to Portland, Oregon. She just came out to her family and isn’t sure if her mom will ever speak to her again. But Juliet has a plan, sort of, one that’s going to help her figure out this whole “Puerto Rican lesbian” thing. She’s interning with the author of her favorite book: Harlowe Brisbane, the ultimate authority on feminism, women’s bodies, and other gay-sounding stuff.
Will Juliet be able to figure out her life over the course of one magical summer?
Is that even possible?
Or is she running away from all the problems that seem too big to handle?
With more questions than answers, Juliet takes on Portland, Harlowe, and most importantly, herself.