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Tribe: Why Do All Our Friends Look Just Like Us?

Start Date: Jan 26, 2021

We will read and discuss one chapter each week from the instructor’s book, “Tribe: Why Do All Our Friends Look Just Like Us.” Topics such as race, class, and segregation will be discussed as we explore why people tend to have friends who not only look like them, but live like them. We will also look at how we can open ourselves up to learning new perspectives and creating possibilities for bridging differences, leading to a more diverse life.

Tuesday nights, 7-8:30pm CT

Duration: 10 weeks
Outside Work: You will need to purchase the book, “Tribe: Why Do All Our Friends Look Just Like Us” on Amazon or Kindle. You will also need to read the introduction of the book before the first week of class.
Instructor(s): Sandra Unger

Sandra moved to the East Side of St. Paul with her family in 2003 and started The Lift to work with neighborhood youth in 2005. Her life and work in her neighborhood led her to write “Tribe,” her recently-published book that is the basis for this class.

She has a B.A. in Organizational Studies from Bethel University, an M.A. from Bethel Seminary, and an Ed.D. in leadership from the University of St. Thomas. She has been married for almost thirty-five years and has three adult children. Her hobbies are reading and playing tennis.

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