Each year WestportREADS focuses on an issue that is important to the community with a goal of bringing community members together in dialogue on that topic. The past year has revealed fault lines in the public's trust in our constitutional democracy and demonstrated the need to engage our citizenry in conversations that forge a new common purpose to deliver upon its promises. Citizenship is a collective responsibility that reminds us of our bonds to one another.
Along with our partners Team Westport, the Westport Public Schools, Westport Museum for History and Culture, Westport Country Playhouse, and Westport-Weston Interfaith Council, the Westport Library invites the community to participate in WestportREADS 2021, a series of events that challenge us to confront the pernicious reach of racism that pervades the policies under which we all live, as well as the ideas and actions we take individually, resulting in the denial of civic justice, dignity, and opportunity for many Americans. Together, we can begin to imagine and construct a more equitable future for all. (Continue reading from The Westport Library)