Racial Justice Book Group: Uprooting Racism

Join a discussion of “Uprooting Racism” on Thursday, Feb 25 at 7:00 p.m.

We’re launching a racial justice book discussion group, and I hope you’ll be part of it.

Celebrate Black History Month by joining ICPJ for the first of our Racial Justice Book Group as we discuss Paul Kivel’s Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice. This is a chance to go deeper to explore issues of race, racism, and how to make a more just society.

UPDATE: Since the first few events were so successful, we plan to continue discussions based on this book. The next discussion is schedule for Mon., June 21st at 7:00 p.m. Check back at www.icpj.net for details.

When: Ongoing (first session: Thursday, February 25, 7:00pm)

Where: St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church, 1679 Broadway Street, Ann Arbor (map)

Childcare available – RSVP suggested.

Details: 734-663-1870, [email protected]

We encourage people to read the book ahead of the event, but you’re still welcome even if you haven’t.

Here’s what the Midwest Book Review says about the book:

At once gentle and provocative, Uprooting Racism helps readers strategically intervene against racism in workplaces, institutions, public policy debates and everyday personal interactions. Uprooting Racism is a much needed book, helping the reader to understand and heal race relations in this country.

And here’s what the publisher has to say:

Uprooting Racism explores the manifestations of racism in politics, work, community, and family life. It moves beyond the definition and unlearning of racism to address the many areas of privilege for white people and suggests ways for individuals and groups to challenge the structures of racism. Uprooting Racism’s welcoming style helps readers look at how we learn racism, what effects it has on our lives, its costs and benefits to white people, and what we can do about it.

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Future reads: Our second book will be Pauli Murray: The Autobiography of a Black Activist, Feminist, Lawyer, Priest and Poet (formerly released as Song in a Weary Throat: An American Pilgrimage). Our third reading will be of The Color of Wealth: The Story Behind the U.S. Racial Wealth Divide. Times, dates, and places to be determined.