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MAP Reads
Wednesday, July 29, 2020, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT
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The MAP Reads Book Group has been meeting regularly since early 2017, bringing planners together to read and discuss books about planning, equity and related topics.  We’ve read everything from Evicted by Mathew Desmond and The Color of Money by Mehrsa Baradaran to The Divided City by Allan Mallach and Devil in the White City by Eric Larson.  We meet every month or two, our conversations are robust, and the group is diverse and ever-changing.  You don’t have to “join” the book group to participate; if a title appeals to you, join us!  And while the face to face meetings physically have been held in Metro Detroit, the COVID induced shutdowns opened the door to a much broader state wide audience of reader participants via Zoom.

Between COVID and the concurrent racial equity issues that have reemerged – once again – in the wake of the murder of George Floyd at the hands of the police, we find ourselves in a moment that demands a particular focus.  To that end, we have identified a series of book titles and articles to see us through to the end of the year.  All meetings will be via zoom; connect for one, or zoom in for all of them.  The series was curated to provide a buildable collection of themes and ideas that can help us as a profession - and as individuals - to respond to the world around us as it exists today. 

July's read is How to Be an Anti-Racist by Ibram X Kendi

Join Zoom Meeting:


Meeting ID: 851 4192 7268

Passcode: 304292

How to be an antiracist book cover

Read more about this month's pick,  where to order it, as well as previous MAP Reads selections here.  

Earn 1.5 AICP CM Ethics Credits

Discussion via ZOOM.  

The book group discussion will run from 6 PM to 7:30 PM.  

Stick around afterwards or join the group at 7:30 to chat with fellow planners.  

Just because we have to be physically distant, doesn't mean we can't connect.  

Questions regarding the group chat or book group?  Reach out to MAP's Executive Director Andrea Brown.

Contact: Andrea Brown at [email protected]