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Adult Education: Anti-Racism Ministry Summer Series

Adult Education

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 series focus is on books, articles, documentaries and films that stimulate discussions on racism. In the past the series has used books such as How To Be An Antiracist by Ibram Kendi and So You Want To Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo to further our collective journeys. Over the course of the summer months, the series will use the book, Waking Up White, by Debbie Irving for discussions where we will share our understanding of what the author is teaching us about race.

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.

These discussions are held via Zoom and beginning on May 3rd, the series will meet each Monday. Please contact Fr. Bo Reynolds for the Zoom link.

Event Coordinator Fr. Bo Reynolds

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