Interfaith Book Group on Racial Justice
As our society is gripped by an outpouring of grief and anger over George Floyd's death, violence in policing, and racial injustice, we have a special opportunity to join with neighbors of many faith traditions right here in Sonoma County for a interfaith book study.
This six-week book group will be co-led by Rabbi Stephanie Kramer of Congregation Shomrei Torah and Pastor Lindsey Bell-Kerr, who serves both Christ Church United Methodist Church and First United Methodist Church. We will be discussing Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad.
The book club starts this Wednesday, June 17. It will meet weekly on Wednesday mornings from 10:00-11:00 a.m. on Zoom. The last session will be on July 22nd.
To attend, please register here.
More about Me and White Supremacy
"Layla Saad is one of the most important and valuable teachers we have right now on the subject of white supremacy and racial injustice." - New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Gilbert
Based on the viral Instagram challenge that captivated participants worldwide, Me and White Supremacy takes readers on a 28-day journey, complete with journal prompts, to do the necessary and vital work that can ultimately lead to improving race relations.
Updated and expanded from the original workbook (downloaded by nearly 100,000 people), this critical text helps you take the work deeper by adding more historical and cultural contexts, sharing moving stories and anecdotes, and including expanded definitions, examples, and further resources, giving you the language to understand racism, and to dismantle your own biases, whether you are using the book on your own, with a book club, or looking to start family activism in your own home.
This book will walk you step-by-step through the work of examining:
- Examining your own white privilege
- What allyship really means
- Anti-blackness, racial stereotypes, and cultural appropriation
- Changing the way that you view and respond to race
- How to continue the work to create social change
Awareness leads to action, and action leads to change. For readers of White Fragility, White Rage, So You Want To Talk About Race, The New Jim Crow, How to Be an Anti-Racist and more who are ready to closely examine their own beliefs and biases and do the work it will take to create social change.
"Layla Saad moves her readers from their heads into their hearts, and ultimately, into their practice. We won't end white supremacy through an intellectual understanding alone; we must put that understanding into action." - Robin DiAngelo, author of New York Times bestseller White Fragility.