Tracing Race

The entire nation is now focused on questions of race, history, and justice, creating a moment that is both rich with opportunity and fraught with uncertainty. How do we open authentic conversations about race? How do we ground those conversations in the 400+ year legacy of race in America, rather than just a snapshot of the present moment? How do we create spaces of genuine connection and deep listening? 

To address these questions, we have created “TRACING RACE: Past, Present and Future,” which will include webinars, book groups and community gatherings around the issue and impact of race, racism and the strengthening of the anti-racist wave in our country. Come be part of the conversation.

TRACING RACE: “Waking Up White”

Sept. 17, 24; Oct. 1, 8, & 15

6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Join us in reading “Waking Up White” by Debby Irving, on Thursday nights at 6 p.m., beginning Sept. 17. This is the second offering of St. Michael’s series TRACING RACE: PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE, which includes webinars, book groups and community gatherings around the issue and impact of race, racism and the strengthening anti-racist movement in our country.

“Waking up White” is a call for people who want to consciously contribute to racial justice and anti-racism, rather than unconsciously perpetuate patterns of racism.

With honesty and humility, Debby Irving shares her story of transformation. Dain and Constance Perry (“Traces of the Trade”) will facilitate the discussions, as we reflect upon our own stories and grow in awareness of how racism permeates our lives.

At our first session on Sept. 17, we will cover the first two sections of the book, and then two sections each week thereafter. Please join us for as many sessions as you can. Participants are asked to obtain their own copy of the book; these sessions will be held using Zoom online meetings. Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0vdu6rqDgtGtLLgdHiBp1e5OQk-3xrr5iX

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.