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Adult Education | Anti-Racism Ministry

Adult Education | Anti-Racism Ministry

Every Monday, from 01/11/2021 to 02/23/2021, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Coordinator: Fr. Bo Reynolds |

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With the deaths of George Floyd and others, we are once again grappling with systemic racism as has almost every generation since the civil war. It was hotly debated in the 1960s resulting in the Civil Rights Act, and now a generation later the issue is once again in the forefront. Adult Education: Anti-Racism Ministry is a new series to identify and discuss contemporary and historical issues of race, color, and ethnicity and their impact on our society in order to enable change in perspective, both individually and collectively, to encourage anti-racism in the broader community. It is designed as a safe place for members of our parish and community to gain a deeper understanding of how racism affects our lives.

The initial focus for discussion will center on the book by Ijeoma Oluo, So You Want to Talk About Race. We will be discussing the book in segments over the course of several weeks where we will share our understanding of what the author is teaching us about race. During our first session we will be discussing chapters one and two. If you would like to purchase the book from a minority owned bookstore, here are two local businesses: The Lit Bar and Sisters Uptown Bookstore.

The group will meet on Monday, January 11, from 7 until 8pm and then on subsequent Mondays at the same time. These discussions are held via Zoom. Please contact Fr. Bo Reynolds or Zarina Sanjana for the Zoom link.