July 2022 Lighthouse

It’s summertime on Madeline Island, here’s what we have to share and do this July:

June Lighthouse

Sizzling celebrations this summer, plus more news in this month’s edition of Madeline Island Lighthouse.

Madeline Island Racial Justice Study Group

Please join members of the extended Madeline Island community as we continue to use Zoom to meet, discuss, and learn about ways to promote racial justice.

7:00-8:00 p.m. (Central time)

First Wednesday of the month

Zoom Meeting ID: 867 4134 0213

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86741340213

This is a community-sponsored activity and all are welcome! For more information or to be added to the email distribution list, contact Robin Roderick at robinrest@aol.com


This group was started in the wake of George Floyd’s death and the protests which followed. Many of us have and do feel a need to be part of a culture of change, and believe that such change can take many forms. We have chosen to further and deepen our own knowledge of the history, culture and practice of racism and efforts to dismantle racism in this country. 

Upcoming Calendar of Topics

May and June – Treuer, Anton “ The Cultural Toolbox: Traditional Ojibwe Living in the Modern World”

July – Grann, David, “Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI”

August and September – TBD

October – LaDuke, Winona “To Be a Water Protector: The Rise of the Wiindigoo Slayers” The MI Bookclub is also reading this in October and we hope to do a joint meeting.

November – Erdrich, Louise “ The Sentence”

December – TBD

Some of the books, articles, podcasts and films we have discussed in the past:

November 2020 (Wednesday, November 4th)

December 2020 (Wednesday, December 2nd)

January 2021 (Wednesday, January 6th)

  • James Baldwin – I Am Not Your Negro  Available for streaming on Amazon Prime and Netflix
  • James Baldwin – The Fire Next Time  Book.

February 2021 (Wednesday, February 3rd)

  • Ava DuVernay – Thirteenth  Available for streaming from Netflix
  • Michelle Alexander – The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness Book

March 2021

  • Louise Erdrich, The Round House

Penny Gill’s Book Launch – The Radiant Heart of the Cosmos

All are invited to celebrate the release The Radiant Heart of the Cosmos: Compassion Teachings for Our Time, written by Penny Gill. It is part memoir, in which Penny tells some stories of her own spiritual journey these last years, and partly a collection of teachings from Penny and her guides, Manjushri and Kwan Yin.

Please join the conversation between Penny and her editor Jennifer Browdy, at our zoom launch Sunday, May 22, 2022, at 2 PM CST. 

Can’t make it? The session will be recorded, and a video will be available for you to enjoy afterward.  Just register now, and you will receive the link!

May Lighthouse

In this Lighthouse we’ve shared some upcoming dates to save in the summer calendar, guest preachers, and more news on the Island.