Tough Topics Book Club
Adults 18+ | Virtual (Zoom) | Wednesday, June 23 | 7–8:30 p.m. | FREE
In this lyrical debut, No House To Call My Home, Ryan Berg immerses readers in the gritty, dangerous, and shockingly underreported world of homeless LGBTQ teens in New York. As a caseworker in a group home for disowned LGBTQ teenagers, Berg witnessed the struggles, fears, and ambitions of these disconnected youth as they resisted the pull of the street, tottering between destruction and survival.
Eight copies of the title are available for the first eight registrants. If you would still like to attend the discussion and have a copy of the book, please contact us by calling 715-839-5004 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope you will be able to join the discussion. Please remember that self-care is essential when engaging in difficult subjects. We encourage you to take breaks and utilize self-care throughout this program. If at any point you wish not to continue for your own well-being, that is ok, we are all at different points on our journey. Please feel free to reach out if you would like to talk or find more resources, but in case of a more urgent issue here are some crisis lines and supports:
- In case of an emergency please contact 911
- For a mental health crisis contact Northwest Connections 888-552-6642
- Text HOPELINE TO 741741
- Chippewa Valley LGBTQ+
- UW-Eau Claire Gender & Sexuality Resource Center
- Family Support Center (Serving Eau Claire and Chippewa Counties)
- Room to be Safe Anti-Violence Program
…And This is How it Ends: The True Story of Minivans, Switchblade Combs, and the Homeless by Jen Sky
August 26, 2021 | 7–8:30 p.m. | Virtual Discussion (Zoom) | Registration will open in May
Set in 2016, Jen Sky’s true story follows a group of volunteers who started by preparing and offering meals in parks in Pittsburgh to individuals and families experiencing homelessness. The gripping chronicles of these advocates who band together to offer comfort and food to the people sleeping under bridges, hiding in trees of local parks, and wandering the streets are guaranteed to inspire and illuminate.
Eight copies of the title will be available to participants. Others wishing to join the discussion with their own copy can contact Information & Reference staff at 715-839-5004.
Register for Tough Topics Book Club
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 | 7–8:30 p.m. | Virtual (Zoom) | FREE
Sorry, registration is closed for this program.