Evanston author and social service leader Stephen Vick will share his new book, “Soul Consciousness: A New Vision of Community Empowerment and Cultural Transformation” at 7 p.m.  on July 26 at the Main Library, 1703 Orrington Ave.
Drawn from Mr. Vick’s 25 years as a social worker and educator, “Soul Consciousness” offers a blueprint for harnessing the power of community members in solving complex problems like crime, homelessness, drug abuse and unemployment.

Featuring interviews with community leaders from across the country along with Mr. Vick’s own reflections and anecdotes, “Soul Consciousness” explores how greater spirituality and a shared sense of humanity can fuel real change. Harvard University’s Roberto G. Gonzales praised the book as “required reading for youth workers,… policy makers, elected officials, and anyone who cares about families and communities.”

Mr. Vick will be joined in conversation by one of the change agents featured in the book – and, after their talk, attendees can participate in a discussion with other community leaders profiled by Mr. Vick.
Copies of “Soul Consciousness” will also be available to purchase.