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Beth Am Conversation Around Race and Racism

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 8 Tammuz 5780

7:30 PM - 8:30 PMZoom Videoconference

Join an open discussion about racism and anti-racism. We will be referencing writings from How to Be an Anti-racist* by Ibram X Kendi, though the conversation will be worthwhile and important for everyone, whether you've read the book or not.

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Antiracism is a transformative concept that reorients and re-energizes the conversation about racism — and, even more fundamentally, points us toward liberating new ways of thinking about ourselves and each other. At it's core, racism is a powerful system that creates false hierarchies of human value; its warped logic extends beyond race, from the way we regard people of different ethnicities or skin colors to the way we treat people of different sexes, gender identities and body types. Racism intersects with class and culture and geography and even changes the way we see and value ourselves. In How to Be an Antiracist, Kendi takes readers through a widening circle of antiracist ideas — from the most basic concepts to visionary possibilities — that will help readers see all forms of racism clearly, understand their poisonous consequences, and work to oppose them in our systems and in ourselves.

*If you order the book through Amazon, please be sure to shop through AmazonSmile to help generate funds for Beth Am! If the book is backordered, some of our congregants are listening to the audio book version. We are aware that at this time, How to Be an Antiracist is a difficult book to find, what with it being back ordered at our local bookstores. Please note that you DO NOT need to have read the book to join this important discussion of antiracism.

Check out the Anti-Racism Resources recommendations page.

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