White Folks Dismantling White Supremacy: Caste
Date(s) - 09/14/2021
7:15 pm - 8:45 pm
During this session, group regular Barbara Schonborn introduces us to the “instant American classic” (says Dwight Garner, The New York Times), Caste: The Origin of Our Discontents, by Isabel Wilkerson. Caste and Wilkerson’s previous book, The Warmth of Other Suns, have been called “The missing puzzle piece of our country’s history.” The Chicago Tribune advised that Caste “should be at the top of every American’s reading list.” If it’s been on yours but you haven’t gotten to it yet, or if you have read it and are itching to talk about it with others, this session will be stimulating and inspiring. Hope to see you there!
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Co-sponsored by the Action Council and the Adult Religious Education Committee, this study/action group meets twice a month, on the second and fourth Tuesday evenings from 7:15 to 8:45 via Zoom. The second-Tuesday sessions are led by Rev. Amy Zucker Morgenstern and the fourth-Tuesday sessions by Kristi Iverson and Susan Owicki.
We call the group “White Folks . . . ” because we recognize the need for white people to do much of the work of dismantling white supremacy. It’s also important to have anti-racism learning spaces for white folks, where they can grapple with new ideas about racism and speak candidly about their fears and misconceptions. It can be painful for people of color to witness these conversations, so we have created this space apart from the main body of the congregation. That said, all people of whatever race or background are warmly welcome to attend any or all sessions.Add to: Google Cal, iCal, webcal