Category: Racial Justice
We invite you to join us for our monthly book club. The books for this fall will be based on the summer book reads suggested by our Community Engagement Committee. These books address topics of food security, global justice, and racial justice. Different members of this committee will facilitate the conversation each month.
This month we will be discussing Born a Crime by Trevor Noah facilitated by Barbara Holley and Michelle Walker
If you are interested in joining us for one, two, or all the book clubs, please REGISTER HERE. A zoom link will be provided upon filling out this form.
Book Club | Third Mondays | 7:00-8:30 p.m. | Zoom
September 20th | Born a Crime by Trevor Noah, facilitated by Barbara Holley and Michelle Walker
October 18th | Animal, Vegetable, Junk by Mark Bittman, facilitated by Sheena Mackenzie and Matthew Cole
November 15th | Yellow Wife by Sadeqa Johnson, facilitated by Sue Bland and Gwynn Crichton
December 20th | A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park and Ginger Knowlton, facilitated by Matt and Will Stehle
Dear Friends, Over the past year, St. Paul’s Community Engagement ministry (formerly Outreach) engaged in a strategic discernment process, building upon decades of thoughtful and responsive ministry to the community. Our goal was to review and envision how we can continue to be responsive to the changing needs of our time, by identifying our assets […]Read More
Please join the Community Engagement Steering Committee on Sunday, May 2nd, following the 10:00 a.m. worship service for an update on our discernment process and next steps.Read More
Lynn Blankman | History & Reconciliation Initiative Steering Committee Member Men We Reaped by Jesmyn Ward. This memoir by the award-winning author of Sing, Unburied, Sing is structured around the lives of five young men in her Mississippi community, who all die young due to the effects of systemic racism. Beautifully written. Reverend Ben Campbell […]Read More
January-May, we will gather on the specified Monday at 7:00 p.m. to discuss the monthly book read. There will be some guided questions as well as space for you to share your thoughts about the book. We will meet for approximately an hour and a half. All are welcome.
Monday, February 22nd @ 7:00 p.m.
HRI-Sponsored – The Emancipation of Evan Walls by Jeffrey Blount
EVAN WALLS IS TERRIFIED by the birth of his ﬁrst child because he doesn’t want her to suffer the isolation he had as a child. Seeing his torment, his wife, Izzy, prods him to explain. He tells of being a black child growing up in the racially charged 1960s. Inspired to overcome the racism and class status imposed on blacks, he dreams of a life bigger than that lived by most everyone he knows in the small Virginia town of Canaan.
This group will be facilitated by Adrian Luxmoore
Zoom Information: https://zoom.us/j/94265099761?pwd=eFh3dm5MNko4Mlo0U0ZxN0Zvc2pPdz09
Meeting ID: 942 6509 9761 | Passcode: 578123
Upcoming Book Clubs on Mondays in 2021 –
January 25th @ 7:00 p.m. | MESSENGER by Liz Keller Whitehurst facilitated by Keli Shipley Cooper
February 22nd @ 7:00 p.m. | HRI-Sponsored – The Emancipation of Evan Walls by Jeffrey Blount facilitated by Adrian Luxmoore
March 22nd @ 7:00 p.m. | The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion facilitated by Kia J Bentley
April 19th @ 7:00 p.m. | Bless Me Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya facilitated by Sarah Nolan
May 17th @ 7:00 p.m. | Practicing Imperfection by Rev. Dr. Charles T. Dupree facilitated by Charlie Dupree
This 90- minute virtual presentation by Keith Edwards is designed to help those who aspire to be allies for social justice to learn, reflect, develop themselves, and move toward action to be more consistent, effective, and sustainable aspiring allies for social justice.
Tuesday, January 12th at 6:00 p.m. – Keynote Address by Keith Edwards | CLICK HERE to RSVP.
Tuesdays in February at 6:00 p.m. – Four Deep Dive Sessions
E-mail Director of Community Engagement, Lynn Williams, with questions or for more information.Read More