Submitted by: Village Books
Village Books announces a special, limited-run book group inspired by Unity Village, the HomesNOW! Project in Fairhaven. Unity Village is a temporary tiny home community for the homeless in Bellingham and Whatcom County. It is being created in Fairhaven near the Post Point Wastewater Treatment Plant. HomesNOW! Is in the process of building 20 tiny homes to provide a safe place for homeless people to live and keep their belongings while they look for permanent housing. Unity Village will provide access to basic necessities sucha s bathrooms, showers, drinking water, and garbage service. HomesNOW! Is 100% funded by donations and operated by volunteers and committed to being good neighbors!
We invite the public to join us on the third Tuesday of each month, September through April (except December) to discuss books on topics concerning homelessness. We’ll meet from 5-6pm in the Readings Gallery at Village Books in Fairhaven.
The following is a list of the first three months’ books:
Tuesday, Sept. 17
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City
By Matthew Desmond
Tuesday, Oct. 15
Scarcity: The New Science of Having Less and How it Defines Our Lives
By Sendhil Mullainathan and Eldar Shafir
Tuesday, Nov. 19
Rachel and Her Children
By Jonathan Kozol