Upcoming Events

Race: The Power of Illusion
This is a 3-part film series: you will watch the films online on your own, then we will gather to discuss them on Zoom. Sign up by emailing Lindy Head at llpollock@mac.com and Brenda Quinn at bquinnmsw@aol.com, and they will send you directions for how to access the films.
Discussion of Part 1 will be Wednesday, Jan. 27, 7-8 PM
Discussion of Part 2 Wednesday, Feb 3, 7-8 PM
Discussion of Part 3 will be Wednesday, Feb. 10, 7-8 PM

Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man
February is Black History Month and we will celebrate it by watching and discussing these videos about the experience of being black in our culture.
Videos and discussions will be shared on Zoom on Sundays at 11: Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28, and Mar. 7

Lenten Film Study
We will honor the holy season of Lent by watching and discussing four films about the history and experience of being black in America. Links to each of the films will be publicized in the week before each discussion.
Discussion of Freedom Riders will be Wednesday, Feb. 24, 7-8 PM
Discussion of 13th will be Wednesday, Mar. 3, 7-8 PM
Discussion of Suppressed will be Wednesday, Mar. 17, 7-8 PM
Discussion of The Color of Fear will be Wednesday, Mar. 24, 7-8 PM

Caste
We will meet to watch an interview with Caste author, Isabel Wilkerson, and to discuss the book.
Sunday, Mar. 21, 11-12
More nights may be added.

Educational Recommendations

Podcasts and other Web-based Opportunities
Books
  • Caste, by Isabel Wilkerson
  • The Cross and the Lynching Tree, by James H. Cone
  • How to Be an Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi
  • The Lessons of Ubuntu, by Mark Mathabane
  • My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies, by Resmaa Menakem
  • My Vanishing Country: A Memoir, by Bakari Sellers
  • The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, by
    Michelle Alexander
  • Race Talk and the Conspiracy of Silence: Understanding and
    Facilitating Difficult Dialogues on Race
    , by Derald Wing Sue
  • Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You, by Ibram X. Kendi and Jason
    Reynolds
  • Waking Up White: And Finding Myself in the Story of Race, by Debby Irving
  • The Warmth of Other Suns, by Isabel Wilkerson
  • White Fragility , by Robin DiAngelo
  • Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? by Beverly Daniel Tatum
Online Articles
Movies
  • 13th
  • The Color of Fear
  • Freedom Riders
  • Just Mercy
  • Selma
  • Suppressed
  • Race: The Power of an Illusion
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