Lake Erie College hosts book discussion series
Several professors from Lake Erie College will be leading discussions on important books from their disciplines. The “Coffee and Conversion” book series is open to the public and all interested are encouraged to attend. All discussions will be held in the Holden Center lower level of the College campus. Those attending will need to purchase the book(s) which will be displayed and available in the College bookstore.
• Thursday, Jan. 14 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Dr. James Eisenberg will present The Death of Innocents by Sr. Helen Prejean. The Death of Innocents is the story of how an unjust legal system could be killing innocent and wrongfully accused people.
• Thursday, Jan. 28 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Dr. Kim McQuaid will present Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell. Homage to Catalonia displays Orwell’s experience as a volunteer for the Republicans in the Spanish Civil War, published in 1938.
• Thursday, Feb. 4 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Dr. Ritu Sharma will present Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston. Their Eyes Were Watching God describes the fortunes of Janie Crawford, a woman living in the black town of Eaton, Florida.
• Thursday, Feb. 18 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Professor Steven Gutierrez will present Shoot an Iraqi: Art, Life and Resistance Under the Gun by Wafaa Bilal. This book is about Bilal’s 31 days spent living in confinement in Iraq where for 24 hours a day he was the target of a paintball gun where his every move was determined by the hostility of thousands of online viewers.
• Thursday, March 11 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Dr. Richard Sax will present Reservation Blues by Sherman Alexie. Reservation Blues is a story about Robert Johnson who in 1931 sold his soul to the devil receiving legendary blues skills in return.
• Thursday, March 18 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Dr. Jerry Jaffe will present Proof, Doubt, and Wit.
• Thursday, April 8 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Dr. Steve Reynolds will present Twelve Diseases That Changed Our World by Irwin W. Sherman. This book considers the history of 12 important diseases, their impact, consequences, costs and the lessons learned.
• Thursday, April 22 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Dr. Mimi Pipino will present The Book of Night Women by Marlon James. The Book of Night Women explores the ferociously cruel and dehumanizing practices of slavery in Jamaica.
• Thursday, May 6 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Dr. Paola Basile will present Slow Food Revolution. A New Culture by Carlo Petrini. This book displays the practices and traditions of the world’s ethnic cuisines from the artisanal cheeses of Italy to the oysters of Cape May and the native American turkey.