Cedar Valley Book Read

Cedar Valley Book Read

There is incredible hope cultivated when individuals, groups, and organizations across all disciplines purposefully enter into a shared experience in order to learn, grow, and create a flourishing community. 

The Injustice of PeaceWe are inviting you and your organization to be a part of just such a community-wide effort the entire month of April. April is Fair Housing Month and every Tuesday via Zoom, we will be discussing The Injustice of Place : Uncovering the Legacy of Poverty in America By Kathryn J. Edin, H. Luke Shaefer, Timothy J. Nelson.  

This book is described as: A sweeping and surprising new understanding of extreme poverty in America from the authors of the acclaimed $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America. Three of the nation’s top scholars ­– known for tackling key mysteries about poverty in America – turn their attention from the country’s poorest people to its poorest places. Based on a fresh, data-driven approach, they discover that America’s most disadvantaged communities are not the big cities that get the most notice. Instead, nearly all are rural. Little if any attention has been paid to these places or to the people who make their lives there.

This book read will last about 70 minutes and you will be able to hear from various community leaders about their thoughts on this book. 

book read flyer - April 2024

How do you get involved?
  • We encourage you to organize a group or multiple groups at your work, place of worship, school, neighborhood, place of civic involvement, book club, etc.. You might also read the book as an individual or family.  
  • Reach out to Nancy at, NANCY.CULPEPPER@WATERLOO-IA.ORG to receive the Zoom link and password.