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YWomen Read Book Club – Once I Was You

November 18, 2021 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Suzanne Wiittman

About the Book

In Once I Was You, Maria shares her intimate experience growing up Mexican American on the South Side of Chicago. She offers a personal and illuminating account of how the rhetoric around immigration has not only long informed American attitudes toward outsiders, but also sanctioned willful negligence and profiteering at the expense of our country’s most vulnerable populations—charging us with the broken system we have today. (From the publisher)


  • Introduction – Chapter 9
    October 21, 2021 – 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Chapters 10 – 18
    November 18, 2021 – 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Discussion Questions

Content warning

Please note, the following pages include mention of sexual violence/assault: 63-67, 256, 259, 270-272, 276-280

If you or someone you know needs help, please contact Family Services Sexual Assault Center’s 24-hour, Brown County crisis line at 920-436-8899 or visit their website for additional support.

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Virtual Meeting

Book club will be offered virtually this month via Zoom. Please click the button below to register and receive your event link.

YWomen Read Book Club

This program dives into relevant issues including diversity and racial justice to stimulate important and engaging conversation. Book Club meets the third Thursday of the month; please register below.

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