We will build a productive, faith-based framework to discuss race and work toward racial equity. This is designed as a five-part series, to be held on Thursday at 11:ooam starting on September 10th and continuing through October 8th. Each session is an hour. Prior to the session, participants are asked to read or watch the material, in order to have meaningful and genuine conversations. Please come with your thoughts and questions. You don’t need to be a church member to participate, so feel free to share this with others.
1. A famous essay called “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack,” by Peggy McIntosh. The key section is a list of 50 “daily effects of white privilege,” so please do read that (the rest of the essay is excellent too) (https://www.racialequitytools.org/resourcefiles/mcintosh.pdf)
2. A brief interview with historian Ibram X. Kendi on his National Book Award winning book, “Stamped From the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America.” (I HIGHLY recommend the book.) (Watch now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUwO2KvZVKw)
3. A two minute trailer for a powerful documentary: “White Savior: Racism in the American Church” (Watch now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FWenQCC4-s)
Check out this great video of Pastor Leah's recent trip to Kenya.
Mr. Chase talking about his time in service as a B17 pilot.
Coffee Hour presentation by Michele Edmondson and Susan Sholar about the life of Robert Smalls.