Repeats monthly on the first Thursday and on the third Thursday from 6:30PM to 8:30PM.
Fellowship Hall, Kitchen, John Murray room

Racial differences are real, and they impact every aspect of human life. It’s difficult to talk about, but there’s redemptive power in doing so. Rev. Lisa Romantum Schwartz is the organizer and facilitator of this discussion.

  • October 4th: We'll begin by talking about how we got our ideas about race, and explore how to move beyond some of our discomfort in talking about it.
  • October 18th: We'll watch the movie Get Out, and discuss the images and ideas that make the movie both horrifying and hilarious.
  • November 1st: Guest speakers the Rev. Dr. Carlton Eversley (long-time local education activist) and the Rev. Alvin Carlisle (President of the local NAACP) will talk about disparities of race and class in local education.
  • November 15th: We'll watch the movie Blind Side, and try to "take the blinders off" about the underlying racial messages in the film.
  • December 6th: We'll talk about ideas from the recent Beacon Press book How to Be Less Stupid About Race by sociologist Crystal Fleming, and decide how our conversations about race should shift in the new year.

Summary

Racial differences are real, and they impact every aspect of human life. It’s difficult to talk about, but there’s redemptive power in doing so. Rev. Lisa Romantum Schwartz is the organizer and facilitator of this discussion.