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This Lent, we are challenging the congregation to read one book about anti-Black racism, and then spend an evening discussing the book with others. This challenge has been put to other churches in the North Toronto Cluster, so they have been invited to join the discussion nights and to lead some of the sessions. Some of the dates are still TBA, but the book list is firm. The books are a mix of authors from Canada and the United States, all but one of whom are Black, both women and men. They all challenge racism and provide strategies for doing so in our lives. The challenge is simple: choose one book to read during Lent, and come to a discussion night ready to talk and listen.
Ibram X. Kendi is a best selling author and historian, and a regular contributor to the Atlantic Magazine. In his latest book he argues that to end racism we can’t just be against racism, but we have to be actively anti-racist. Being against racism without doing anything about it is the same as condoning it. Amanda McFarlan of the Affirming Committee will moderate the discussion. All are welcome.
Please read the book; or watch an interview with Professor Kendi