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In response to the Next Steps Survey and the congregational conversation on Aug. 30th
There are two book studies that have formed that you can join below.
1. Book Study Group with Kate Goodwin: So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

“In this New York Times bestseller, Ijeoma Oluo offers a hard-hitting but user-friendly examination of race in America.Widespread reporting on aspects of white supremacy — from police brutality to the mass incarceration of Black Americans — has put a media spotlight on racism in our society. Still, it is a difficult subject to talk about. How do you tell your roommate her jokes are racist? Why did your sister-in-law take umbrage when you asked to touch her hair — and how do you make it right? How do you explain white privilege to your white, privileged friend?In So You Want to Talk About Race, Ijeoma Oluo guides readers of all races through subjects ranging from intersectionality and affirmative action to “model minorities” in an attempt to make the seemingly impossible possible: honest conversations about race and racism, and how they infect almost every aspect of American life.”

Caucus:        White
Facilitator:    Kate Goodwin and TBD
Group Size:  Maximum of 12
When:          Tuesdays 7:00 – 8:30p for 8 sessions. Skipping weeks of Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Where:         Virtual via link provided to attendees

We will begin on Tuesday, November 10th and have our final session onTuesday, January 12th.

To sign-up: 
Please complete this google form by November 5th.
If you have questions, email Kate Goodwin at [email protected]

How to get the book:
Support local bookstores, like the Regulator or Golden Fig or Letters Bookshop or Flyleaf Books, or the new online retailer Bookshop that supports independent bookstores. If you need financial assistance to purchase the book, please email
[email protected]


2. Book Study with Kim Jinorio Swanson and Dave Jinorio Swanson

BookThe Christian Imagination: Theology and the Origins of Race by Willie Jennings

When: Wednesdays 8:15pm to 9:30pm meets Bi-weekly. The next one you may join is on December 2nd

Zoom Link:

If you need financial assistance to purchase the book, please email
[email protected].