An Invitation: Anti-Racism Reading Group

Feb 19, 2024

An Invitation…

Join us on Monday, March 18th 7.15 – 8.45

A few of us met the other week to talk about how this group might work in practice. As all of us have different ways of learning and engaging, we decided that everyone coming to the group will explore an issue of race and racialisation in the way that suits them best and share their reflections with the group at the next meeting.

For the March meeting, some people will be watching and reflecting on the new film The Colour Purple by Maya Angelou. Some will be practising the embodied exercises on racial trauma in My Grandmother’s Hands by Resmaa Menakem. Others will explore the poetry of Langston Hughes and the work of Audrey Lourde.

Everyone is welcome to join the next meeting. You might want to look at one of these sources yourself or find something that speaks to you.

Whatever sources we use, we will be using self-reflective practice to focus on our own responses to the issues of racialisation and racism that arise. We come together to support each other in being courageous, making a non-judgemental space where we can begin to recognise and come to terms with the impact of racism in our own lives.

If you want to find out more or have a chat before coming along to the meeting, email Sarah here. Or find the Zoom link here. The passcode is ‘vision.’

This group is open to all ministers and students of One Spirit and is offered free of charge.

The Resources mentioned: 

My Grandmother’s Hands:
The Book Brigade talks to family therapist Resmaa Menakem – click here to read. 

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