QUICK LINKS
Follow us on Instagram
July

August 2017

September
MO
TU
WE
TH
FR
SA
SU
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
Events for August

1st

No Events
Events for August

2nd

No Events
Events for August

3rd

No Events
Events for August

4th

No Events
Events for August

5th

No Events
Events for August

6th

No Events
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
Events for August

7th

No Events
Events for August

8th

No Events
Events for August

9th

No Events
Events for August

10th

No Events
Events for August

11th

No Events
Events for August

12th

No Events
Events for August

13th

No Events
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
Events for August

14th

No Events
Events for August

15th

No Events
Events for August

16th

No Events
Events for August

17th

No Events
Events for August

18th

No Events
Events for August

19th

No Events
Events for August

20th

No Events
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
Events for August

21st

No Events
Events for August

22nd

No Events
Events for August

23rd

No Events
Events for August

24th

No Events
Events for August

25th

No Events
Events for August

26th

No Events
Events for August

27th

No Events
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
Events for August

28th

No Events
Events for August

29th

No Events
Events for August

30th

No Events
Events for August

31st

No Events
Book Club – Strangers Drowning (Rescheduled) - YSC Academy
1268
post-template-default,single,single-post,postid-1268,single-format-standard,qode-quick-links-1.0,ajax_fade,page_not_loaded,,side_area_uncovered_from_content,qode-theme-ver-11.0,qode-theme-bridge,wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-4.12,vc_responsive

Book Club – Strangers Drowning (Rescheduled)

Book Club – Strangers Drowning (Rescheduled)

To accommodate a watch party of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying game between the US Men’s National Team and Costa Rica (more info to come about this event), our next book club has been rescheduled.  Instead of meeting on Tuesday, November 15, we will meet on Tuesday, December 6 at 6:00pm.

Book Club is open to parents, alums, and all friends of the school.  You are welcome to attend regularly or only as interest and schedules recommend.  You are welcome even if you have not read the book.  Join us for good conversation and refreshments.

On Tuesday, December 6, we will discuss Strangers Drowning by Larissa MacFarquhar. A writer for The New Yorker, MacFarquhar shares the stories individuals who express dramatic altruism, individuals who, according to the author, not only respond to those in need with charity but who seek suffering and purpose to resolve it. In interview with NPR, MacFarquhar explains that the book wrestles with philosophical questions regarding our obligations to those we don’t know. Her discussion of a man who donates a kidney to a stranger, a couple who adopts 22 children, and a man who founds a school in a jungle village weaves in and out of a larger conversation regarding the history of altruism and several of its complications.

Upcoming Book Clubs:

January 10: Ta-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me

February 7: Paolo Bacigalupi, The Water Knife

Tags: