01:090:111 Honors Colloquium
The Ties That Bind: Society and Family in Steph Cha’s “Your House Will Pay”
This fall, the SAS Honors Program builds our mission course around our summer reading, Your House Will Pay by Steph Cha. Cha’s novel tells the story of two families in Los Angeles as a way to examine race relations in the early 1990s and the present day. According to the Los Angeles Times, “It’s a timely book that showcases two cultures and two families forced to confront injustice, enduring anger and profound loss. Cha deftly shows how flesh-and-blood people struggle in the shadow of outsized cultural dramas and headlines that can define a city.” Through guest speakers and small discussions, we will explore issues including the history of social justice movements, the interplay between public and private dramas, and the love that holds families together amidst events that threaten to tear them apart.
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