La Coloc'

►► NEW LOCATION: La Coloc' - 19 rue Père Louis de Jabrun!

COVID-19

.: Our Agenda of our activities are available below or directly HERE :.
► English and French conversation groups are back :-)

Thursday, January 14th: The Feeling of Home by Baptiste Delvalle (Part 2)

As you may remember, Baptiste recently released a book called 

"The Feeling of Home '', 

(find it here) which is

part essay and part personal guidebook. It is his reflections on 
what it means to feel 'at home'.

In his presentation in October, he talked to us about his experiences as an international citizen and how he learned to feel at home anywhere in spite of feeling rootless, uprooted, derooted and de-routed. We also shared some of our experiences. And as we ran out of time, Baptiste volunteered to come back and lead another discussion.

This time we'll start with a question that most everyone in the world has had to consider in "the year that shall not be forgotten" (🙃😷): How has our Feeling of Home changed in 2020? Then we'll see where the discussion leads us.
 
 
 

Thursday, December 3rd: The Book Club Discusses "The Nickle Boys" by C. Whitehead

 Set in the 1960s, the novel follows Elwood Curtis, a studious African American from Tallahassee with a sense of justice, who is adjudicated delinquent and sent to Nickel Academy, a juvenile reformatory in Eleanor, Florida, after riding in a stolen vehicle to attend university classes. 

 

 


 

He befriends Jack Turner, who goes by his family name and who has a less optimistic viewpoint. Elwood attempts to serve his time without incident, but is seriously beaten on two occasions, once for intervening to help a boy being attacked by sexual predators and once after writing a letter complaining of poor conditions. The time at the school is interspersed with accounts of an older Elwood in New York City.