Read, Listen & Discuss: Study Groups

Read, Listen & Discuss: Study Groups

Waking Up White by Debby Irving
Sunday evenings, August 4, 11, 18, 25, 2019 (meets online)
Only when we know ourselves can we realize the impact that we have on others. This book and group conversation invite us to explore who we are and will empower us to bring more awareness to conversations about culture, whiteness, privilege and race. We’ll meet online via web conference from 7:00 – 8:15 pm Sundays August 4, 11, 18 and 25. Books provided by the grant. Email Lara Dreyer to sign up.

Seeing White Podcast Series hosted by John Biewen
Wednesday evenings, September 11, 18, 25 October 2, 9, 2019  (meets online)
Where did the notion of “whiteness” come from? What does it mean? What is whiteness for? Discover the origins of the concept of race and the history of racism in the United States. The first four meetings will be online via web conference from 7:00 – 8:15 pm on Wednesdays September 11, 18, 25 and October 2. On October 9, we will meet in person at the Elevate office building to reflect on the series and look for ways we can take next steps. Email Erin Tanner to sign up.

March Book One and Two by John Lewis and Nate Powell
Sunday Mornings, January 5, 12, 19, February 2, 2020; 9:00-9:45 a.m.
Follow Civil Rights Icon Representative John Lewis’s story from his childhood on a sharecropper’s farm through his young adulthood. Learn from his first-hand retelling of major developments of the struggle for civil rights, brought to life in the graphic novel format. Books are provided by the grant. Childcare available. Email Heidi Morris-Cass to sign up. 

 

Dismantling Racism:
Wednesday Evenings, January 8, 15, 22, February 5, 12, 2020; 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Participants will explore what it means to respect the dignity of every human being by celebrating the diversity of humanity created by God, recognizing racism, understanding its history and how that affects our present day, and beginning the work of dismantling it, with application to our own everyday conversations and relationships. Participants will walk away with tools to begin dismantling racism and practice reconciliation in our homes, churches, and communities. The curriculum was developed by the Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing and the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta. Books and dinner will be provided and childcare will be available. Because each of these conversations builds on the other, participants are asked to attend all gatherings; this isn’t a drop-in/drop-out group. Participation in this group is expected for people going on the Civil Rights Pilgrimage. Email Lara Dreyer to sign up.