I encourage all who are interested to read Ta-Nehisi Coates’ recent book Between the World and Me. We will have several copies available through our lending library. The book may be also purchased for under $15. In October we will offer several opportunities to discuss the book.
Amazon’s provides this description of the book: “It is written as a letter to the author’s teenage son about the feelings, symbolism, and realities associated with being black in the United States. Coates recapitulates the American history of violence against black people and the incommensurate policing of black youth. A common theme is his fear of bodily harm…”
Several church leaders have agreed to facilitate small group conversations in October to explore the themes and questions raised in the book. Each conversation will be scheduled for an hour and a half, and groups will have 8-10 participants to allow all a chance to share in the conversation. If you’d like to join a discussion group, there are sign-up sheets in the foyer, or email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your choice of date:
- Sunday, October 4, 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
- Wednesday, October 7, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
- Sunday. October 11, 11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
- Sunday, October 18, 11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
- Friday, October 23, 10-11:30 a.m.
All groups will meet at UUFE in the Archer-Shee Room unless other arrangements are made. Rev. Sue Browning