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Black Lives Matter – Book Discussion Saturday March 19

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You are all invited to come.

As part of Living Our Faith and learning more about why we need to state that Black Lives Matter, we will begin a discussion of cultural and political issues as viewed from perspectives other than our own. We will use as an initial reading “Between the World and Me” by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Liz Rust will lead this first discussion. This book is in the form of letters by the author to his son and is the winner of several awards. Coates is a native of Baltimore, a graduate of Howard University, a Vietnam veteran and has written for The Atlantic among other venues.

This first gathering will be Saturday, March 19 in the Commons from 10am to noon. This gives us all time to acquire and read the book. Since there has been a lot of demand for this book, expecting to get it via library reserve is unlikely to be successful in this time frame. If you choose to buy it from Amazon, remember to use the start with Amazon Link from the First Parish homepage: .

We anticipate two more gatherings this spring, including a discussion of “The New Jim Crow” by Michelle Alexander. Other suggested readings will be discussed at the first gathering. Dates for subsequent discussions will be finalized at a later date.

While an RSVP is not essential, letting Liz know if you expect to come to this first session will be helpful:

Carolyn Lee and Liz Rust are co-facilitating these discussions.