Racial Justice Book Club
Action for Social Justice is reading the book “Caste” by Isabel Wilkerson. #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK • LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD • “An instant American classic and almost certainly the keynote nonfiction book of the American century thus far.”—Dwight Garner, The New York Times
Meeting #1 on Sunday Feb 21 at 5:00 PM – Origins & Evolution of Caste (Parts 1-3, pp. 1-164).
Meeting #2 on Sunday March 7 at 5:00 PM – Consequences and response to Caste (Parts 4-6, pp. 165-359)
Meeting #3 on Sunday March 14 at 5:00 PM – Awakening and Where do we go from here? (Part 7, pp. 359-389)
Want to join? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
FPCU Book Group Covenant:
In an effort to listen, learn, and commit to being anti-racist, we promise to the following to the best of our ability:
We recognize that we are a group of mostly white people talking about racism, a system in which we hold the power as white people. We acknowledge and name our privilege in this space and will hold each other accountable when we forget.
This is a confidential space. What is said here, stays here. However, in an effort to grow with the wider community, if anything is shared outside of this group it is done so with the permission of the one who shared.
This is a brave space: this is messy and hard work and we will not do it perfectly. Therefore, when we mess up, we will acknowledge it and ask for forgiveness.
Likewise, we will assume the best intentions of all and offer grace as we go.
We don’t know what we don’t know. We will engage with a spirit of humility and openness.