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Race, Fragility, and Anti-Racism: A Summer Discussion Series
July 22, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm EDT
Are you looking for practical steps to help heal the nation’s racial divide? Are you interested in understanding how we got to where we are and where we need to go from here?
Rage, Fragility, and Anti-Racism: A Summer Discussion Series will meet on Zoom Wednesday evenings from 6:30 pm–7:30 pm, starting on 7/1. We will read, watch, and discuss a selection of books, articles, videos, and speeches about seeking common ground across racial lines. There are just two required books: White Fragility and White Rage, and the reading commitment would be, at most, 8 pages per day. Please watch or read the materials prior to each meeting and bring your thoughts, questions, and friends with you as we explore practical ways to bring racial healing to our communities.
The discussion will be guided by Somerville residents Keidrick Roy (a black military veteran from Texas and Harvard PhD Candidate researching the legacy of slavery and racism) and Holly Roy (a white native Montanan and former Republican who has lived and worked in the middle of the country and on both coasts).
Please Note: REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED for this event.
Registration for the first session includes all subsequent discussions and registration partway through the series is welcome. Places for this series are limited to allow for discussion.
Register and see the full curriculum on our website. http://somervillemuseum.org/race-fragility-and-anti-racism-a-summer-discussion-series/