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Black Caucus Book Club Will Discuss”Some of My Friends Are…” Saturday, June 18.

May 19, 2022 Elizabeth Shaw

Our final book discussion before we break for summer will take place  (via Zoom)  Saturday morning, June 18 from 10:30 to 12 noon. We will be discussing Professor Deborah Plummer’s book “Some of My Friends Are…The Daunting Challenges and Untapped Benefits of Cross-Racial Friendships“. Why do neighborhoods tend to be primarily of one race? Why do both Whites and Blacks generally only have superficial friendships with one another? This book delves into these questions.  Deborah L. Plummer, Ph.D., is a psychologist, author, university professor and speaker on topics central to racial equality, inclusion, and mutual respect. She is most passionate about creating inclusive organizations and building peaceful communities.

Send an email to BlackCaucus@FHCPresb.com to register.

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Black Caucus Book Club discusses “The Whiteness of Wealth”, Saturday April 30, 2022 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

April 4, 2022 Elizabeth Shaw

In The Whiteness of Wealth, author Dorothy A. Brown draws on decades of cross-disciplinary research to show that tax law isn’t as color-blind as she’d once believed. She takes us into her adopted city of Atlanta, introducing us to families across the economic spectrum whose stories demonstrate how American tax law rewards the preferences and practices of white people while pushing black people further behind. From attending college to getting married to buying a home, black Americans find themselves at a financial disadvantage compared to their white peers. The results are an ever-increasing wealth gap and more black families shut out of the American dream.

To participate in this Zoom discussion, send an email to the Black Caucus at: blackcaucus@fhcpresb.org or register here: https://fhc.breezechms.com/form/7b1894314.

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Black Caucus Book Club: How The Word Is Passed, Clint Smith – Saturday March 5, 2022. 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

February 1, 2022 Elizabeth Shaw

The Black Caucus Book Club will host a discussion of “How The Word Is Passed” by Clint Smith on Saturday March 5, 2022, 10:30 AM – 12:00 Noon.  To receive the Zoom link, please email:  BlackCaucus@FHCPresb.org

A deeply researched and transporting exploration of the legacy of slavery and its imprint on centuries of American history, How the Word Is Passed illustrates how some of our country’s most essential stories are hidden in plain view—whether in places we might drive by on our way to work, holidays such as Juneteenth, or entire neighborhoods like downtown Manhattan, where the brutal history of the trade in enslaved men, women, and children has been deeply imprinted.

Informed by scholarship and brought to life by the story of people living today, Smith’s debut work of nonfiction is a landmark of reflection and insight that offers a new understanding of the hopeful role that memory and history can play in making sense of our country and how it has come to be.

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Discuss “Caste: The Origins of Our Discontent” by Isabel Wilkerson

November 8, 2021 Elizabeth Shaw

The Black Caucus Book Club will lead a discussion of “Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents”, by Isabel Wilkerson on Saturday January 8, 2022, 10:30 AM to Noon.”

In this book the author “explores, through an immersive, deeply researched narrative and stories about real people, how America today and throughout its history has been shaped by a hidden caste system, a rigid hierarchy of human rankings.”

Isabel Wilkerson, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Humanities Medal, has become a leading figure in narrative nonfiction, an interpreter of the human condition, and an impassioned voice for demonstrating how history can help us understand ourselves, our country, and our current era of upheaval.

This discussion will be through Zoom. Please email blackcaucus@fhcpresb.org for the ZOOM link.

All are welcome to join.

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Discuss “White Rage” on Oct. 23 with the Black Caucus Book Club

September 16, 2021 Elizabeth Shaw

Join the Black Caucus (via zoom) Saturday Morning, October 23 from 10:30 a.m to noon, October 23 to discuss “White Rage” by Carol Andersen. This is an important and insightful book on race and racism. To receive the ZOOM link contact us at blackcaucus@fhcpresb.org. All people of goodwill are welcome.

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Black Caucus-Racial Inequality/Reparations Series Saturday, May 22, 10:30AM-12:00PM

May 13, 2021 Elizabeth Shaw

This series is includes presentations and small group discussions on the history of racial inequality in this nation and lays the foundation for consideration of appropriate reparations. The discussion resumes with a focus on the period of time from the Civil Rights Movement up to the present day.

Send an email to BlackCaucus@FHCpresb.org to receive a invitation to this discussion.

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Black Caucus Book Club – The Color of Compromise, Saturday, June 5, 2021, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

May 13, 2021 Elizabeth Shaw

All are invited to join a discussion of “The Color of Compromise” by Jemar Tisby, on Saturday, June 5, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. In this book, the author writes about the roots of sustained racism and injustice in the American church. He presents a historical survey of the role of race in American Christianity, the brutality of racism, and the present-day challenges. He challenges readers to ‘leave behind the compromised Christianity that makes its peace with racism” and offers ways ‘to live out Christ’s call to a courageous faith. ”

Send an email to BlackCaucus@FHCpresb.org to receive a invitation to this discussion.

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