Anti-racism Events in Strafford

Below is an updated list of current or upcoming anti-racism events in Strafford:

To read a July 18, 2020 Pastoral Letter click here.

Strafford Zoom Film Discussion on July 28th

Dear Strafford community,

A group of neighbors has begun meeting to explore ways in which we can energetically foster more effective and generative conversations about the anguish of racism in our society, including ways those of us who haven’t experienced discrimination directly can be more fully understanding of the historical and ongoing biases and violence experienced by people of color.

We would like to recommend three videos, mentioned in a previous post.

And on Tuesday, July 28, at 7:00 pm there will be an opportunity to talk about these videos in a facilitated conversation on Zoom.

A list of possible discussion questions will be sent out to those who request the Zoom log-in information, which you can do by sending me an e-mail at Jim Schley, jschley@sover.net   (please don’t reply to the listserv, but contact me directly).

1. video (51 m.):
Ibram X. Kendi, interviewed by Whitney Pennington Rodgers and Cloe Shasha, on how to move beyond “not being racist” to being pro-actively, creatively, and reliably antiracist:
https://www.ted.com/talks/ibram_x_kendi_the_difference_between_being_not_racist_and_antiracist#t-82174

2. video or audio options (1 h 23 m):
A reading by Ta-Nehesi Coates from his book Between the World and Me, followed by a conversation with former NPR host Michele Norris: https://lannan.org/events/ta-nehisi-coates-with-michele-norris

3. video (9 minutes):
An introduction by Layla Saad to the ideas in her new book Me and White Supremacy:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LImNpSgGgpE

Thanks for your interest, and please consider joining a group of your neighbors for a virtual but focused conversation on July 28.

Jim Schley

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