We will use books and other materials aimed at encouraging action for racial justice and grounding us in historic and current realities in racial justice. This is a continuation of the 10-session class offered in 2017-2018. This class will meet on the first Thursday of the month from 7:00 to 8:30 PM on a Thursday in the Great Room of the Chalice House for ten sessions. The January session will move to the second Thursday.
Attendence at every class session is NOT a requirement to get value from this class. However, after the first session, if you have not attended the previous session, please return to this page and check the plan for the session you will attend, so you will come prepared, having done the reading the session is based on, for example. It will be listed by date below.
7:00 PM, Thursday, September 6, 2018
Please watch the Ware Lecture by Brittany Packnett at General Assembly 2018 in Kansas City as the basis for discussion in this class session. You may watch this lecture on Youtube here: https://youtu.be/WkV2fNuN1C4.
7:00 PM, Thursday, October 4, 2018
Our discussion will be based on I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness, a memoir by Austin Channing Brown. This memoir examines how and why our actions so often fall short of our words.
7:00 PM, Thursday, November 1, 2018
This session’s exploration will be based on White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism, by Robin DiAngelo, with foreword by Michael Eric Dyson. If you will participate in this class session and do not have access to this book, there are copies for your use on the front right corner of Rev. Paul’s desk. Or if you prefer to do your reading by electronic media, it is available for Kindle.
7:00 PM, Thursday, December 6, 2018
We will continue our exploration of White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism, by Robin DiAngelo. In January we will use different material in this class.