The Salvation Army of Central Oklahoma is excited to host Let’s Talk About It, a free reading and scholar led-discussion program. The event is made possible by a grant from Oklahoma Humanities with generous funding and support from the Inasmuch Foundation, Kirkpatrick Family Fund and Oklahoma City University.

The series, Hope Amidst Hardship, brings to light that no one gets through this life without some pain along the way. What we do not always know is that we are not alone in that pain. When we read about people who experience hardship and persevere, we find hope. Sometimes this hope comes from deep within us. Sometimes it comes from others in unexpected ways.

The first title in the series is The Glass Castle and will be led by scholar Richard Rouillard on July 15th from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Participation is free and books will be checked out to individuals wishing to join the program.

Additional titles and scholars for the series include:

August 12, 2021
Wonder by R. J. Palacio
Scholar: Pam Westbrook

September 9, 2021
Where the Heart Is by Billie Letts
Scholar: Caroline Larsen

October 7, 2021
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
Scholar: Harbour Winn

November 4, 2021
Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
Scholar: Bruce Treadaway

All programs will take place from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Sequoyah Senior Center, 2400 NW 36th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73112. Individuals wishing to participate in this program should contact Diane Maguire at or 405-246-1120.

About Oklahoma Humanities
Oklahoma Humanities (OH) is an independent, nonprofit organization whose mission is to strengthen communities by helping Oklahomans learn about the human experience, understanding new perspectives, and participate knowledgeably in civic life through humanities disciplines such as history, literature, film studies, art criticism, and philosophy. As the state partner for the National Endowment for the Humanities, OH provides a free educational magazine, Smithsonian Institution exhibits, reading and discussion groups, and other cultural opportunities for Oklahomans of all ages. OH engages people in their own communities, stimulating discussion and helping them explore the wider world of human experience.

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