Upcoming Anti-Racist Classes

The Anti-Racist Reading Group will meet Thursday, June 10 at 12:30 on ZOOM. 

We will be reading The Hidden Wound by Wendell Berry.  Berry is an American novelist, poet, environmental activist, cultural critic, and farmer.

Amazon describes The Hidden Wound as “An impassioned, thoughtful, and fearless essay on the effects of racism on the American identity by one of the country’s most humane literary voices. Through Berry’s personal experience, he explains how
remaining passive in the face of the struggle of racism further
corrodes America’s great potential. In a quiet and observant
manner, Berry opens up about how his attempt to discuss racism is rooted in the hope that someday the historical wound will begin to heal.”

Anti-Racism Discussion and Role Playing

As we build our anti-racism awareness, it is common to find ourselves in social situations with others who are sharing racist views or support racist policies. How do we engage with these conversations? Is it possible to interrupt racism? This three-hour session will provide an opportunity to explore strategies for effective intervention and discussion. We will meet at 2900 Bridges Street on Saturday, June 12, at 9 a.m. until about 11. It is felt that meeting in person will be the most effective way to role play. Masks and social distancing will be up to the participants. Come prepared to role-play! Contact Liz Morningstar (lizmorningstar@gmail.com) for more information.