Dorothy Height Social Justice Club

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 social justice club with a focus on diverse, thought-provoking writers and subjects.

The Dorothy Height Social Justice Club monthly meet-up!

It’s not to late to join our slow read of this vital work!

The 1619 Project by Nikole Hannah-Jones

From July – February we will take a deep dive into The 1619 Project book for our Dorothy Height Social Justice Club. Participants in this reading series will be given assigned chapters to read and receive postcards with thought provoking questions to respond to and mail back. We will meet four times via zoom or in person to discuss monthly questions and any other thoughts that come from the assigned readings.

July 21st will be our first meeting via zoom at 6pm! We will kick-off and explain the process of our reading series during this informational meeting.

Full schedule of meetings:

July 21

September 22

December 8

February 9

View reading and chapter guide

Please register below to participate in our book series!


The 1619 Project

I will do my best to make the four meeting times during this series(Required)
July's meeting will take place via Zoom and our three in person meetings will take place September 22nd, December 8th, February 9th at 6pm.
I have a copy of the book


Lancaster Public Library is a proud co-host of the Dorothy Height Social Justice Club

Missed previous Dorothy Height Social Justice Club Discussions? All the previous books and topics can be found below.