Sun, Sep 8 at 10 a.m. | 90 minutes
We'll meet at Greenberg's Bagels to discuss Nella Larsen's Passing as it relates to social justice, truth, and individual narratives over over coffee and bagels.
Olio Breakfast Club will be a monthly series dedicated to gathering and discussing one classic text over coffee and bagels. Our version of a book club, led by a great teacher. This week: 'Passing' by Nella Larsen
Patricia Kim, english professor and social worker will give us a unique perspective on a classic text which is encouraged but not essential to read ahead of time. This series, centering around the theme of social justice, will provide a foundation to speak to mental health as a significant and fundamental factor in each respective narrative--both book and self.
Where do you find yourself emotionally invested? why or why not?
“Lies, injustice, and hypocrisy are a part of every ordinary community. Most people achieve a sort of protective immunity, a kind of callousness, toward them. If they didn’t, they couldn’t endure.” - Nella Larsen
Patricia Kim received her MFA from Columbia University and teaches Composition and Literature classes at Baruch College while completing a novel. She is a licensed social worker who worked for the Mental Health Service Corps. (MHSC) under New York's Thrive initiative and is now a reentry social worker on Rikers Island, providing services to the population of patients on Rikers with serious mental