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April Book Club - White Rural Rage by Tom Schaller and Paul Waldman Book Club April 24, 2024 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM ET Prater home, 2000 Malvern Rd, Upper Arlington, OH 43221 The April book will be "White Rural Rage: The Threat to American Democracy" by Tom Schaller and Paul Waldman. Book club will meet on Wednesday, April 24th at 7:00 pm at 2000 Malvern Rd. and via Zoom. Sign up to receive Book Club notices and Zoom links at: https://secure.everyaction.com/Bs8BwbneEkuM2phj8pJHbA2 "It's an open secret that voters in smaller, less populous states have more electoral power than their urban counterparts, so why are these same voters the most eager to leave behind democratic principles? In this book, political scientists Thomas Schaller and Paul Waldman explore why, with all of this extra influence, these same voters fail to see real benefits, for instance suffering worse health and education outcomes than larger states, and why they are the most likely to rage against the democratic project the moment elections stop going their way.

Threats to Democracy: A Talk by OSU Professor Emeritus Paul A. Beck Meeting May 6, 2024 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM ET Friends Theater, Upper Arlington Public Library, 2800 Tremont Rd, Columbus, OH 43221 On Monday May 6th, OSU Professor Emeritus Paul A. Beck will talk about Threats to Democracy in the Friends Theater of the Upper Arlington Public Library, 2800 Tremont Rd. The presentation will begin promptly at 6:15 pm (doors open at 6:00 pm). Light refreshments. The U.S. faces serious threats to its democracy, none more imminent than from the possible re-election of Donald Trump. This presentation will focus on the most serious of these threats – to the electoral process, governance and policy making, political discourse, and the party system. It will identify the causes of the present situation and how Trump and his campaign have worsened it.

May Book Club Book Club May 29, 2024 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM ET Prater home, 2000 Malvern Rd, Upper Arlington, OH 43221 The May book will be "Necessary Trouble: Growing Up in Midcentury" by Drew Gilpin Faust. Book club will meet on Wednesday, May 29th at 7:00 pm at 2000 Malvern Rd. and via Zoom. Sign up to receive Book Club notices and Zoom links at: https://secure.everyaction.com/Bs8BwbneEkuM2phj8pJHbA2 A privileged white girl in conservative, segregated Virginia was expected to adopt a willful blindness to the inequities of race and the constraints of gender. For Drew Gilpin, the acceptance of both female subordination and racial hierarchy proved intolerable and galvanizing. Culminating in the upheavals of 1968, Necessary Trouble captures a time of rapid change and fierce reaction in one young woman's life, tracing the transformations and aftershocks that we continue to grapple with today.

May Book Club - Necessary Trouble by Drew Gilpin Faust Book Club May 29, 2024 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM ET Prater home, 2000 Malvern Rd, Upper Arlington, OH 43221 The May book will be "Necessary Trouble: Growing Up in Midcentury" by Drew Gilpin Faust. Book club will meet on Wednesday, May 29th at 7:00 pm at 2000 Malvern Rd. and via Zoom. Sign up to receive Book Club notices and Zoom links at: https://secure.everyaction.com/Bs8BwbneEkuM2phj8pJHbA2 A privileged white girl in conservative, segregated Virginia was expected to adopt a willful blindness to the inequities of race and the constraints of gender. For Drew Gilpin, the acceptance of both female subordination and racial hierarchy proved intolerable and galvanizing. During the 1960s, through her love of learning and her active engagement in the civil rights, student, and antiwar movements, Drew forged a path of her own, one that would eventually lead her to become a historian of the very conflicts that were instrumental in shaping the world she grew up in.