Recommended reading

Participants in Ted Bowman’s provocative “Resilient coping” workshop requested suggestions for books to help address the changes and challenges we’re all facing, from retirement to social upheaval. 

Here are a few recommendations from Bowman and members of UMRA:

The Second Half of Life by Angeles Arrien. Boulder: Sound True, Inc. 2005

On the Brink of Everything by Parker Palmer. Oakland: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc. 2018

The Way of Transition by William Bridges. Cambridge: Perseus Publishing. 2001

Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life by Richard Rohr. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. 2011.

How to Be an Antiracist by Ibrahim X. Kendi. New York: Random House. 2019.

A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota, edited by Sun Yung Shin. St. Paul: Minnesota Historical Society Press. 2016. Recommended by URMA Workshop Committee Chair Ron Matross, this collection of essays was chosen to be featured this summer for the statewide One Book | One Minnesota book club.  

Free download offer from University of Minnesota Press
The University of Minnesota Press is offering a collection of antiracist books for free download through August 31: Reading for Racial Justice.


Publication date: 
July 17, 2020
At A Glance
Tuesday, October 13, 2020

9 a.m.

Mapping prejudice 

Kirsten Delegard, PhD

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 

Living Well Workshop
11 a.m.

UMRA health plan options for open enrollment

Representatives from the Office of Human Resources and plan vendors

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

UMRA Forum
12 noon

Crisis in youth mental health
Kaz Nelson, PhD 

The University of Minnesota Retirees Association’s response to COVID-19 developments is aligned with the University's Safe Campus guidelines. 

Accordingly, all these events will be held via Zoom.