The current attention being paid to systemic racism as well as individual acts of hateful violence have prompted many people to seek a greater understanding of racism; its roots and its ongoing reality.
A handful of parishioners have offered to purchase recommended titles for our church library. They include:
What it Means to be White and White Fragility, both by Robin DiAngelo
Waking up White, by Debby Irving
How to be an Anti-Racist, by Ibram X. Kendi
Stamp: Racism, Anti-Racism, and You, by Ibram X. Kendi and Jason Reynolds
So You Want to Talk About Race, by Ijeoma Olus
Let’s Talk About Race, by Julius Lester (for younger readers)
Most of these titles are backordered as they have (we are happy to report) been flying off the shelves. But that's okay, as our church library will not be open until Phase 3 of the pandemic response. We hope this further easing of restrictions will take place sometime this summer.
Thank you, Diane, for coordinating this effort and to Wilna for getting it started!