Join Me in Reading “How to Be An Anti-Racist” Beginning 6/17

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Read and Discuss Together: How to Be An Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi

Ibram X. Kendi opens our eyes in the introduction to the fact that “not racist” is not the opposite of “racist.” The opposite would be anti-racist and there is no middle ground. One may be proactively anti-racist or is by definition racist.

He counters this harsh truth with the recognition that racist and anti-racist are not fixed identities. One may be racist by thought, action, or lack there of one moment and anti-racist by the same the next.

I invite you to join me in delving further into his book teaching us to live more fully into anti-racist identity. We will doubtless learn helpful strategies for combatting our own implicit racism as well as how to be involved in the eradication of systemic racism.

When: Read on your own, discuss on Wednesday evenings from 6:00pm to 7:00pm; June 17, 24, July 1, 8, 22, & 29 (note no gathering on July 15).

What: Book discussion of How to be an Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi. Please read approximately 40 pages for each session. First night’s discussion to page 35.

Where: Zoom. Log in as you would for online worship here.

How: Register and reserve a book using the form below.

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