Grow Your Mind & Heart With Literature...

The Black Girl Next Door Comes Home:  A community book talk with author, Jennifer Baszile, of The Black Girl Next Door,

on race, diversity, and creating honest and safe spaces for kids to grow up in Palos Verdes.

Sunday, February 18, 2018  |  12:30 PM-2:00 PM  |  Reeves Hall

Come join us for a light lunch, book talk, and community discussion on race, diversity, and how to be a better community as Jennifer leads us in a discussion and reflections on growing up in Palos Verdes, then and now.  This gathering is part of a yearlong book club sponsored by SPBTS. 

The theme of the book club was focused on African American Literature and how we can grow and learn from past and current thinking about race, identity, and community. 

Jennifer Baszile grew up going to St. Peter’s by the Sea church, was a leader of the youth program, and student body president of Palos Verdes High School during her high school years.  Jennifer received her B.A. from Columbia and her Ph.D. in American history from Princeton. She was the first black female professor to join Yale University's history department and has been named one of the "Thirty Leaders of the Future" by Ebony magazine. She lives in Connecticut, and is currently Dean of Student Success and Career Development at Trinity College.

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Feel free to contact Devon Singh-Barrett with any questions or wonderings, dsinghbarrett@gmail.com

Dr. Devon Singh-Barrett is a clinical psychologist in private practice. She deeply enjoys conversations about the intersection of faith and psychology and thinks that with all its flaws the church is a place of great hope and must continue to show the world about the grace and unconditional love of Christ.