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During the Easter season, we are offering two opportunities for our church community to continue to learn about racism and pursue racial justice by listening together to Jemar Tisby, a noted scholar in history studying race, religion and 20th century social movements, the New York Times Bestselling author of The Color of Compromise, and president of The Witness: A Black Christian Collective where he writes about race, religion, politics, and culture. https://jemartisby.com/

Book Study: How to Fight Racism by Jemar Tisby:

On Thursday April 22th from 8-9pm we will offer a six session book study, based on Jemar Tisby's guide to his most recent book: How to Fight Racism: Courageous Christinaity and the Journey Toward Racial Justice. This study will follow from our intro session to the book on April 14th. (Please note that you don’t need to attend the intro session in order to attend the book study.)

Tisby's latest work includes, from a Christian perspective:

  • a framework for confronting racism in relationships and everyday life
  • a clear model for how to think about race in productive ways and dismantle racist structures
  • opportunities for the church to pursue to racial justice in ways that are transforming and offer hope

Book study dates are April 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20, 27 from 8-9pm on zoom. The zoom link to these events will be found in the weekly Tuesday bulletin emails.

Jemar Tisby is a noted scholar in history studying race, religion and 20th century social movements. He is the New York Times Bestselling author of The Color of Compromise, and president of The Witness: A Black Christian Collective where he writes about race, religion, politics, and culture. https://jemartisby.com/ 

How do I get a copy of the book? The church has ordered 15 copies of How to Fight Racism, which should arrive by the beginning of April. Please email [email protected] to reserve a copy. Books are $30 each but please let us know if cost is an issue.

Alternatively, you can also visit https://jemartisby.com/books/how-to-fight-racism to buy the e-book or audiobook.

 

For a short list of other resources we have gathered on the topic of race, racism and reconciliation, see our Racial Justice Resources page.