Writings on the Wall by Kareem Abdul Jabbar

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Read and discuss Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's Writings on the Wall: Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White with people from all walks of life.

Kareem Abdul Jabbar

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  • Tuesday, March 14, 2017
  • 7 pm - 9 pm
  • Miller Auditorium, 2200 Auditorium Drive, Kalamazoo, MI
  • Free event. No ticket required. Please RSVP
  • Books may be purchased at the event

Reading Together Events

Writings on the Wall: Overview and Discussion »

Several Overview and Discussion events will be held at locations throughout the community, facilitated by Reading Together Steering Committee members, volunteers, or librarians. Choose one that is convenient for you and participate in a conversation about Writings on the Wall in its entirety. Learn more...

Writings on the Wall: Dig Deeper - Chapter by Chapter »

In addition, a sort of "progressive book discussion" has been organized throughout the month of March whereby each chapter of the book will be explored in more depth in an interactive discussion facilitated by one or more local experts. Participate in as many Dig Deeper events as you'd like. Learn more...

Community Events »

Just like Kalamazoo Public Library and this year's Reading Together events, the greater Kalamazoo community is responding to current issues in our country in a variety of ways. We invite you to seek out other ways you can participate in these local events. Learn more...


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Writings on the Wall

Basketball legend and cultural commentator Kareem Abdul-Jabbar explores the heart of issues that affect Americans today, from race and economic inequality to the business of sports and the media's influence on society. Abdul-Jabbar, the 7-foot-2 center who was named the NBA's MVP a record six times, has become an extraordinary author and shrewd observer of America's history and present culture. He has a passion for looking at American character and achievement—both the good and the bad—and for exploring the ways we can all make ourselves better.

In his newest book, Writings on the Wall, he explores the way America today is sharply divided along many cultural lines and suggests how we can bridge the gaps. Abdul-Jabbar uses his unique blend of erudition and authentic experience in these all-new essays on challenges faced by future generations of Americans, the country's seemingly irreconcilable partisan warfare, and his own experiences as an athlete, African American, and Muslim.

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