About Us

Welcome to the St. John’s First Fridays Book Club, where our community of students, scholars, and professionals read selections by African American authors to discuss the Black experience, racial justice, and ways to bring about change. Our goal is to create space for authentic dialogue, reconciliation, and introspection. Given everyone’s busy schedules, people can pop in late or leave early, and nobody should be discouraged from attending if they can’t read the entire book in time. You can still contribute to the discussion and take away great insights from attending.



Enjoy a behind the scenes look at this month's book:

Predatory Lending and the Destruction of the African-American Dream by Janis Sarra & Cheryl L. Wade