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July 2020 Anti-Racist Zoom Book Groups

July 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until September 9, 2020

During a summer of rapid change and reflection, join us for a study of faith and understanding as we try to draw insight on what is happening in our society. In the book, “Stamped From the Beginning,” Ibram Kendi details how racist ideas were created, spread, and deeply rooted in American society.

“Stamped From the Beginning:  The Definitive History
of Racist Ideas in America” by Ibram X. Kendi

Wednesday nights (starting July 8) at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom

You will want to get your book ordered now (see link below)
as
we will be reading from the book every week.

This study details a deeply researched and fast-moving narrative. The author, Ibram Kendi, chronicles the entire story of anti-black racist ideas and their staggering power over the course of American history. To tell the story, Kendi uses the life stories of five major American intellectuals to drive this history: Puritan minister Cotton Mather, Thomas Jefferson, abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison, W.E.B. Du Bois, and legendary activist Angela Davis. As Kendi demonstrates, racist ideas did not arise from ignorance or hatred—they were created to justify and rationalize deeply entrenched discriminatory systems, policies and the nation’s racial inequities.

In shedding light on this history, “Stamped from the Beginning” offers us the tools needed to see racist thinking in our everyday lives. As we read, Kendi also provides us hope for the future and a new American experience for all people.

This study will be led by both Marshall Johnson and Chuck Story. Please buy your copy of the book now from Amazon or most bookstores.

 

 

As part of a coalition of United Methodist churches, there will also be other studies on racism. If your schedule does not allow you to participate in the St. Luke study, we encourage you to check out the other studies (listed below) and participate with other United Methodists.

 

July 2020 Anti-Racist Zoom Book Groups (listed below)

@ Omaha Inclusive Methodist Churches

(updated info will be posted on omahainclusivechurches.org)

 

So You Want to Talk about Race? by Ijeoma Olu

Hosted by Hanscom Park United Methodist Church

Wednesdays at 7:15 – 8:30 PM

Starting July 8th and running five weeks

To register and receive Zoom link: email chris@hanscomparkchurch.org

 

Stamped From the Beginning by Ibram Kendi

Hosted by St. Luke United Methodist Church

Facilitators: Marshall Johnson and Chuck Story

Wednesdays at 7:00 – 8:15 PM

Starting July 8th (two five-week sessions)

To register and receive Zoom link: email churchoffice@stlukeumc.com

 

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo

Hosted by Saint Paul Benson UMC

Wednesdays at 10:00 – 11:15 AM

Starting July 8th and running five weeks

To register and receive Zoom link: saintpaul@stpaulomaha.org

 

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo

Hosted by Saint Paul Benson UMC

Wednesdays at 5:00 – 6:00 PM

Starting July 8th and running five weeks

To register and receive Zoom link: saintpaul@stpaulomaha.org

 

The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein

Co-hosted by Urban Abbey and The Tri-Faith Initiative

Tuesdays at 7:00 PM

Starting July 7th and running five weeks

To register and receive Zoom link: email Nicole@urbanabbeyomaha.com

 

Raising White Kids by Jennifer Harvey

Co-hosted by Urban Abbey and Aldersgate UMC

Facilitator: Rev. Debra McKnight

Fridays at Noon

Starting July 10th and running five weeks

To register and receive Zoom link: email Nicole@urbanabbeyomaha.com

 

Bad Feminist by Roxanne Gay 

For College Students, hosted by Urban Abbey

Mondays at 7:00 PM

Starting July 6th

To register and receive Zoom link: email Nicole@urbanabbeyomaha.com

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July 8
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