From Here to Equality: Community Read and Conversations

Let’s learn, together! Join your and our community in talking about the ideas of reparations and repair. 

Join us for a 4-part community read and conversation series centered on From Here to Equality: Reparations for Black Americans in the 21st Century.  We will listen to and learn from the book’s authors, community elders and members, and artists. We will come with our histories and understandings and will search together for what we can learn from each other about our shared histories that we might not yet know.   

This book club seeks to bring community and university together to read, think, and dialogue together about the concept of reparations and repair.  Our goal is to listen and learn together about how we can repair histories of racism and slavery in our Chapel Hill community and meet these in reparative ways.  

Get the book: Free copies of the book are available at Chapel Hill Public Library while supplies last. As we anticipate great interest in this program, we encourage those who can access the book on their own to do so. For members of UNC community, you can access an online version of the book for free. If you’d like to donate a book for a community member, please do so through Flyleaf Books.

Join us on February 9, March 30, April 6, and April 13 at the Chapel Hill Public Library. All meetings will be held from 7-8:30pmRegistration is encouraged!

Arrive to the library early from 6-7pm for food, fellowship, and community thinking.

For more information, please contact Danita Mason-Hogans ( and Simona Goldin (

Session One: February 9, 2023

  • Click here for the workbook from Session One

Session Two: March 30, 2023

  • Click here for the workbook from Session Two

Session Three: April 6, 2023

Click here to view the presentation from Session Three.

Session Four: April 13, 2023

Click here to view the presentation from Session Four.