The healing work regarding race is long overdue. Everyone can make a difference in fulfilling our church’s commitment to be a Racial Justice Church. We at UCUCC have a way to go and it requires learning. Some of that learning will happen in reading and conversation beginning this month.
So You Want to Talk About Race? by Seattle area author Ijeoma Oluo is an accessible “on-ramp” book for our needed learning. If the conversation on race is daunting for you or you don’t know where to start, this is your opportunity to step in and begin. If you have begun or are far along the path, this is your chance to engage with your fellow church folk. This fall we are inviting the whole church to read, reflect, and discuss Oluo’s book in six weekly online Zoom sessions of 90 minutes.
You can choose from three discussion groups:
- Tuesdays at 8:00 pm with Pastor Amy (starts Oct. 13)
- Wednesdays at 10:00 am with Pastor Todd (starts Oct. 14)
- Sundays at 1:00 pm with Pastor Catherine (starts Oct. 18)
Each session will have a short opening time then breakouts into small group discussions. Questions for the week will be sent out prior to each session for reflection.
How do you get involved?
One – Get the book So You Want to Talk About Race? You can download to a reading tablet, acquire it from an area library, get it as an audio book, or purchase a 10% discount copy at Secret Garden. The church can also gift you a copy from Secret Garden, if needed. Do not let the book cost stop you from joining this important conversation.
Two: Sign up for the book group you would like to attend by clicking here or, for printed copy readers, going to this article on our website.
Three: Start reading or listening to the book. Then show up on zoom for your first group session.