Racism Book/Study Group on Zoom

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


For June 20, we are reading chapters 13-17. Our meeting will start with a healing practice.

Starting in February, we are reading My Grandmother’s Hands by Resmaa Menakem. He is a Black trauma therapist from Minneapolis. His premise is that we all, white, people of color, police officers, have trauma in our bodies, sometimes centuries old. And the way to release it is through body practices, paying attention to what is going on in our bodies as we sit quietly.We will read a chapter a week to discuss at our 2nd Monday meetings and we’ll meet for 15-20 minutes Thursday evenings at 8pm to lead each other through the body practices. For May 10, we’re reading chapters 9-12.

The Group began in July 2018. It is sharing and listening until everyone has had a chance to share once and then discussion. All are welcome and asked to do the reading in advance. We have read UUs of Color, Centering and Black Pioneers in a White Denomination and Darkening the Doorways: Black Trailblazers and Missed Opportunities in Unitarian Universalism by Mark Morrison-Reed, White Rage by Carol Anderson,  Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram Kendi, Think Black by Clyde Ford, Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid, How We Fight White Supremacy by Akiba Solomon and Kenrya Rankin, Me and White Supremacy by Layla Saad, Disgruntled by Asali Solomon and An Indigenous People’s History of the US by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz. We also spent several months on the White Supremacy Culture document. These books are all available from the Ending Racism Committee Library.

Treva Burger facilitates the group, email bookstudy@usguu.org with questions or to receive the zoom link.


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