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Adult Study on Confronting Racism, Oct 7, 14, 21

Adult Study on Confronting Racism, Sundays, Oct. 7, 14, 21, 9:45-10:15 in Fellowship Hall.  Annanda and Dave Thornton are partnering in leadership for this series using as a primary source a new book by Robin Diangelo entitled White Fragility: Why it’s so hard for White People to talk about Racism. Our first session will focus on “Racism and White Privilege”. We will be defining terms like racism, privilege, white supremacy, power and domination, and ways that we all participate in sustaining structures of racism in our country today.

The goal is to engage in open conversation about systemic racism in our history and its ongoing reality in our current time. This is not about blaming and guilt, but about naming and understanding how we are all involved in maintaining the system. While not an easy topic, it is nevertheless so very critical in this moment of our collective life. We hope this class will be a somewhat uncomfortable but courageous time of holy confrontation and foundational healing. Please come with an open and receptive spirit.