About us

"It is every Americans' right and obligation to read and interpret the Constitution for himself."  Thomas Jefferson

ORCR began in early summer 2017 as a grassroots, community collaboration aimed to use books as tools that would help us embrace difficult conversations and strengthen our understanding of who we are and who we can become.

ORCR is led by a committee of Lee, Madbury, and Durham volunteers and our collaborative partners listed below. 

We are grateful to our partners!


Durham Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

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