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Racial Justice Discussion Group – Sept

On Saturday, September 26, 12-1:15 PM, we’ll meet online to discuss the book My Grandmother’s Hands, by Resmaa Menakem. All are welcome. This is our fourth session in an ongoing series of open discussions, supporting each other in being a positive force for racial justice.

“Menakem posits that racism is embedded in the hearts, souls, and reflexes of both blacks and whites in American society [and all people of color on the police force], and that the trauma inflicted on many as a result of this fact is harmful to all. Menakem then helps readers get inside the black experience to encounter everyday threats and the responses of fighting, fleeing, or freezing in order to begin the healing process. The guided exercises and social commentary help to pave the way for understanding one another and building a stronger community that benefits everyone. For all readers.” (Library Journal) 

Register HERE for this free event. All are welcome as we support each other in being a positive force for racial justice. 

Accept – Educate – Self-Inquire – Act

Recap of Session 3: Our third meeting (Aug 22) was on How To Be An Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi. Those of us who thought this was a book informing white people how to be an antiracist were surprised to learn all the ways the author uncovered racism within himself being raised black in America. We were moved as he wove his personal story in between informative reflections on history.

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