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“Black is the Body” book discussion
July 13, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm$50
This is part of a book discussion series hosted by the Peace & Justice Center.
As Vermonters, it is crucial that we each understand and acknowledge the generational harm that systemic racism causes on the lived experiences of people of color in this state. When a moral society shuns overt acts of racism and bigotry, communities must actively work towards becoming anti-racist in all forms from daily microaggressions and microinvalidations in the workplace or in our schools to championing legal remedies that aim to eradicate inequity. Therefore, we are asking you to seriously consider taking this pledge to stand for racial justice and stand with Kiah Morris
To put my pledge in action, I promise to learn more about the history and impacts that systemic racism has in our lives. As such, in signing this pledge, I agree to actively participate in the Peace & Justice Center’s Stand for Racial Justice/Stand with Kiah statewide reading program. As a first step, I will read at least one of the following books and join a discussion group either in person or via remote video calling:
- People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn (Wednesday, May 15, 5:30-7:30pm at Sterling College in Craftsbury. Remote book discussion TBD)
- The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (Sunday, June 9, 12-2pm in St Albans; Wednesday, June 12, 1-3pm in Montpelier; Remote book discussion on Thursday, June 27, 6-8pm.)
- Microaggressions in Everyday Life: Race, Gender, and Sexual Orientation by Derald Wing Sue. To be facilitated by Kiah Morris. (Sunday, June 9, 1-3pm in Bennington; Remote book discussion on Monday, June 10, 6-8pm)
- The Fire This Time by Jesmyn Ward (Tuesday, June 25, 5:30-7:30pm in Colchester; Remote book discussion on Sunday, June 23, 4-5:30pm)
- Black is the Body by Emily Bernard (Friday, July 12, 6:30-8:30pm at the Peace & Justice Center)