Category: Racial Justice

Black History Month | Recommended Reading

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  […]

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February 22nd, 2021 at 7:00 pm
Online (ZOOM)

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:

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

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January 12th, 2021 at 6:00 pm

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.

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