Conversations on Race - Book Discussion & Workshop

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Conversations on Race - Book Discussion & Workshop
Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

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Second United Methodist Church
1524 Western Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37921

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Leah Burns

The Reverend Leah Burns will be facilitating a two-session discussion and workshop based on Ibram X. Kendi’s new book: How to Be an Antiracist. In the book, Kendi states that “the only way to undo racism is to identify and describe it—and then dismantle it”. He goes on to say that “racism has always been terminal and curable”…and that cure is what this workshop seeks to enable.

Participants in this workshop will wrestle with and discuss answers to questions such as:

--What is the historical context of racist ideas?
--How do we heal and repair the damages done over generations?
--How do we continue to propagate these ideas in our relationships, in our institutions, churches, schools and communities?
--What are the intersections between race and gender, race and class, and race and sexuality?
--How do we uproot racism from our communities and society—starting with ourselves?
--As facilitator for these workshops, I plan to push the group to develop strategies to move the conversation of antiracism to a place where people develop engage in and implement solutions.

Come if you are able on February 2 and February 9 and invite others. 0.2 CEUs for each session


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