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Steps to Racial Healing Series

Background

White Supremacy in the United States was built behind the need to control the movement, activism and access to equality of African-Americans.

Unfortunately, we’ve seen this play-out in the recent senseless murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and the shooting of Jacob Blake, and most recently during the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

We understand that our communities are deeply disturbed by what has taken place. All this has happened against the backdrop of the pandemic. At Faith in Place, we seek to promote healing and equity through engaging conversations. We invite you to journey with us as we educate ourselves, connect with each other, and explore ways that systemic racism has impacted the ways in which we relate to each other.

We invite you to join the virtual Faith in Place Steps to Racial Healing Conversations in partnership with the EcoWomanist Institute and Healing Illinois, by participating in our racial healing circles and book discussions beginning in February 2021.

Learn about our final event of the series and register below.

Book Discussion on Black Faces, White Spaces & Farming While Black | Apr 13th | 6pm CT

This book discussion will explore the work of Carolyn Finney, author of Black Faces, White Spaces and Leah Penniman, author of Farming While Black.

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April Racial Healing Book Discussion | Black Faces, White Spaces & Farming While Black Part II

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 | 6:00pm to 7:30pm CT

Join us March 18th at 6pm CT for another Racial Healing Book Discussion.

As the country moves forward with the work of dismantling a culture of systemic racism, this book discussion will explore the work of Carolyn Finney, author of Black Faces, White Spaces and Leah Penniman, author of Farming While Black.

 

We will be discussing the following sections from Black Faces, White Spaces: the Preface and Introduction as well as Chapters 1-3 and the Epilogue. For Farming While Black, please read the Introduction followed by Chapters 3 and 13-16. You do not need to have read either work to attend this event! 

 

We highly recommend borrowing from your local library or purchasing a copy of these books! Here are two ways to buy online while also supporting independent bookstores. If you prefer physical copies, Bookshop.org is a great option. If audiobooks are more your style, check out Libro.fm. Both allow you to designate your favorite indie bookshop to receive a portion of the proceeds from each sale.

We invite you to join more events in the virtual Faith in Place Steps to Racial Healing Series. These conversations are hosted in partnership with the EcoWomanist Institute and Healing Illinois. By participating in our racial healing circles and book discussions beginning in February 2021, we can promote racial healing for everyone and advance racial justice and equity in Illinois.