Looking at Systematic Racism

This week, July 8, 2018 at Hopedale

July will be an extended book group, and we will read both “The Souls of Poor Folk”, the audit of the Poor People’s Campaign, which was just released in April of 2018, alongside The Third Reconstruction: How a moral movement is overcoming the politics of division and fear, by the Reverend Dr. William J. Barber II, published in 2016.  The audit is available at https://www.poorpeoplescampaign.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/PPC-Audit-Full-410835a.pdf  You can order copies of  The Third Reconstruction:  How a moral movement is overcoming the politics of division and fear quite inexpensively from Amazon.

We will combine reading and reflection with planning for local action.  We will gather at 12:00 noon for refreshments.  Then, at 12:30, we will have a short service, including Joys and Sorrows and an offering, followed by an hour-long discussion of these two sources, and planning for Hopedale’s social justice agenda for the coming year.  Discussion will be facilitated by members of the Social Justice Committee.  Questions?  Contact Ann Fuehrer at fuehrea@miamioh.edu or 513-756-1963.

July 8 “The Souls of Poor Folk” Systemic Racism, pp. 24-39;     Barber Ch. 3,4

Hopedale UU Community is located at 3870 Millville-Oxford Rd, Oxford, OH.

Author: lizwoedl