Reading That Matters is a continuing series of book discussions inviting readers to meet people (through reading) who come from differing backgrounds and/or have different beliefs or experiences from their own. It is hoped that these books and their discussions of them will help to open our minds and hearts to those around us whom we might not otherwise have the opportunity to know.
Facilitator: Eileen Miller OSF
February 7, 2023 Book: Convicted: An Innocent Man, the Cop Who Framed Him, and an Unlikely Journey of Forgiveness and Friendship by Jameel Zookie McGee, Andrew Collins & Mark Tabb
Falsely convicted, McGee, a black man, spent three years in federal prison thanks to over-zealous narcotics officer Collins (a white man). Collins also went to prison a few years later for falsifying police reports. While behind bars, the faith of both men deepened. But the story took its most unexpected turn once they were released—when their lives collided again in a moment brimming with mistrust and anger. The two were on a collision course—not to violence—but forgiveness.
As current as today’s headlines, this explosive true story reveals how these radically conflicted men chose to let go of fear and a thirst for revenge to pursue reconciliation for themselves, their community, and our racially divided nation.
The cost is $6 per discussion and does not include the book; the registration deadline is Monday, February 6.
LocationShalom Spirituality Center, 1001 Davis Street, Dubuque, United States
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