SUMMER READING: Waking Up White
Planning your summer reading for the beach, the park, the Maine retreat? The Racial Justice Ministry invites you to join us in reading an engaging story of personal growth in Debby Irving's Waking Up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race. Then join us for discussion in September. In her highly readable and honest account, the author faces up to fears and mistakes that had limited her personal and professional relationships with persons of color. Her journey to awareness is a story worth hearing.
Copies of the book will be available for purchase ($10) at the Racial Justice table in Coffee Hour on June 17 and June 24.
We are Plymouth people who have come together in response to what we believe is God’s call to understand, address and dismantle racism in ourselves, and our society. We plan to go about this in several ways. We want to:
- Provide opportunities and a safe environment at Plymouth where we can openly share thoughts and feelings, and ask questions about racism.
- Educate ourselves about the history and continuing presence of personal and systemic racism.
- Publicly advocate for racial justice in our society.
To generate this kind of learning and action, we will utilize book discussions, films, speakers, museum exhibits, prayer groups, partnerships with other organizations, and other modes yet to be determined. We are open to ideas and suggestions, and would welcome your participation in any aspect of this work.