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#343: What Is Vital To Your Survival?

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I believe deeply in the power of reading for personal and collective transformation. Since February, I’ve been leading a book club focusing on The 1619 Project for a group of thoughtful people, including many of you. We’ve been reading slowly, just one essay a week, because the work demands our deep focus. It has been an honor to discuss the book in community. At the end of our last session, a co-facilitator recommended an article to support our process of converting our learning and reflection to action. Titled “What Is Vital To Your Survival?” it’s this week’s lead article. It’s by Ijeoma Oluo, it’s excellent, and I urge you to read it.
As we approach the second anniversary of the murder of George Floyd, I’ve also included an excerpt from His Name Is George Floyd, a forthcoming book by Robert Samuels and Toluse Olorunnipa. In “How George Floyd Spent His Final Hours,” the authors capture Mr. Floyd’s personality, profile his friends, and reveal his hopes and challenges.
My hope is that you’ll find one or both of this week’s pieces worthy of your time and attention. If you do, let me know. I’d love to hear from you. You can hit reply or leave a voice message.

What Is Vital To Your Survival?
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How George Floyd Spent His Final Hours
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Mark Isero
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