The Reluctant Fundamentalist: Peaceable Cities Evanston Book Discussion

All good things must come to an end, and so be sure to come down for the the final installment of the Speaking Up series Sunday June 10, at 4 pm, Community Meeting Room, Main Library

How does a soft spoken intellectual become a potentially violent revolutionary? A Princeton degree, a high-class job, a well-connected girlfriend: Pakistani immigrant Changez would seem to have it all, until the tumbling of the Twin Towers realigns his thinking. Mark your calendars and join us for a discussion of of Mohsin Hamid’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist, and explore the connections between bigotry, xenophobia, and violence. Call 847-448-8620 to register and reserve a copy. Part of the Peaceable Cities Evanston “Speaking Up” series of community conversations.


“Sin Nombre” Peaceable Cities Evanston Film Screening

After last month’s rousing book discussion, up next in the series is the screening of Sin Nombre, Sunday May 20, 3 pm, St. Nicholas Catholic Church, 806 Ridge, Evanston.

This moving film about gang violence follows Honduran teenager Sayra as she reunites with her father, recognizing an opportunity for her to potentially realize her dream of a life in the U.S. Moving to Mexico is the first step in a fateful journey of unexpected events. (Written by IMDb Editors)