IMAGE: Jim Hodges, With Liberty and Justice for All (A Work in Progress), 2014–2016. Stainless steel, Dichrolam, acrylic, enamel paint, and LED lights. Installed, 84 x 1,737 x 10 inches. Installation view, The Contemporary Austin – The Moody Rooftop at the Jones Center, Austin, Texas, 2017. Artwork © Jim Hodges. Courtesy the artist and Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels. Image © The Contemporary Austin. Photograph by Brian Fitzsimmons.

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With Liberty and Justice for All Book Club

The Austin Public Library and The Contemporary Austin co-present a new book club series, With Liberty and Justice for All, that draws on fiction, poetry and visual art to explore themes of racism, institutional violence, social justice, empathy, healing, and community.

Our February book club presents a work of illustrated fiction about the experiences and resiliency of Black inner-city youth. Little Man, Little Man, “a children's story for adults, an adult’s story for children” by James Baldwin inspired Deborah Roberts’ outdoor collage of the same title on The Contemporary Austin downtown.

Each club meeting will take place on Zoom.

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Save the date for our next book club meeting, featuring The Lost Children Archive: A Novel by Valeria Luiselli (2019), on Thursday, April 22, at 7P.