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Summer Banned Book Club

PDK’S DEI Committee and members of its First Amendment Practice Group invite you to join us for our Summer Banned Book Club, featuring the following titles with discussions on the following dates from 4-6 PM:

The Handmaid’s Tale – Thursday, June 27
Kindred – Thursday, July 25
Gender Queer – Thursday, August 29

Earn 3 CLE Credits (1 CLE credit per discussion, CLE approval pending).


Summer Banned Book Club - Book One, June 27, 2024 from 4-6 PM

PDK’s DEI Committee and members of its First Amendment Practice Group invite you to join us for the first book of our Summer Banned Book Club: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood.

 

Beverages and light snacks will be provided. 

 

Read or listen to the book in advance. Attend the discussion on June 27th and earn CLE credit (1 Elimination of Bias Credit, approval pending).

 

Please RSVP by June 24, 2024


Book Summary: 

In Margaret Atwood’s dystopian future, environmental disasters and declining birthrates have led to a Second American Civil War. The result is the rise of the Republic of Gilead, a totalitarian regime that enforces rigid social roles and enslaves the few remaining fertile women. Offred is one of these, a Handmaid bound to produce children for one of Gilead’s commanders. Deprived of her husband, her child, her freedom, and even her own name, Offred clings to her memories and her will to survive. At once a scathing satire, an ominous warning, and a tour de force of narrative suspense, The Handmaid’s Tale is a modern classic.

 


Summer Banned Book Club - Book Two, July 25, 2024 from 4-6 PM

PDK’s DEI Committee and members of its First Amendment Practice Group invite you to join us for the second book of our Summer Banned Book Club: Kindred by Octavia Butler.

 

Beverages and light snacks will be provided. 

 

Read or listen to the book in advance. Attend the discussion on July 25th and earn CLE credit (1 Elimination of Bias Credit, approval pending).

 

Please RSVP by July 22, 2024

 

Book Summary: 

Dana, a modern black woman, is celebrating her twenty-sixth birthday with her new husband when she is snatched abruptly from her home in California and transported to the antebellum South. Rufus, the white son of a plantation owner, is drowning, and Dana has been summoned to save him. Dana is drawn back repeatedly through time to the slave quarters, and each time the stay grows longer, more arduous, and more dangerous until it is uncertain whether Dana’s life will end, long before it has a chance to begin.


Summer Banned Book Club - Book Three, August 29 from 4-6 PM

PDK’s DEI Committee and members of its First Amendment Practice Group invite you to join us for the third book of our Summer Banned Book Club: Gender Queer, A Memoir by Maia Kobabe.

 

Beverages and light snacks will be provided. 

 

Read or listen to the book in advance. Attend the discussion on August 29th and earn CLE credit (1 Elimination of Bias Credit, approval pending).

 

Please RSVP by August 26, 2024

 

Book Summary: 

In 2014, Maia Kobabe, who uses e/em/eir pronouns, thought that a comic of reading statistics would be the last autobiographical comic e would ever write. At the time, it was the only thing e felt comfortable with strangers knowing about em. Now, Gender Queer is here. Maia’s intensely cathartic autobiography charts eir journey of self-identity, which includes the mortification and confusion of adolescent crushes, grappling with how to come out to family and society, bonding with friends over erotic gay fanfiction, and facing the trauma and fundamental violation of pap smears. Started as a way to explain to eir family what it means to be nonbinary and asexual, Gender Queer is more than a personal story: it is a useful and touching guide on gender identity—what it means and how to think about it—for advocates, friends, and humans everywhere.

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CLE & RECEPTION - Hosted on November 8, 2023

The Parker Daniels Kibort DEI Committee invites you to attend their upcoming Continuing Legal Education (CLE) event with speaker, Ellie Krug. Ellie’s informative and interactive presentation on “Gray Area Thinking” has been pre-approved by the Minnesota Board of Continuing Legal Education. All lawyers in attendance will receive 2.5 Elimination of Bias CLE credits. 

CLE EVENT  1:00 PM
RECEPTION FOLLOWING  4:00 – 6:00 PM