How to be an Antiracist
The last few months in our nation have been overwhelming in so many ways. We’ve watched as our globe has been ravaged by a strange virus. And in the midst of this pandemic, glaring light has been shone on another kind of pandemic in our world, a pandemic that has been with us from the very beginning of this nation. The pandemic I am speaking of, is the pandemic of racism.
Our long overdue national response began on Memorial Day weekend when, as a nation and world, we watched a man’s life be slowly taken from him on camera, in front of crowds of people, by a police officer.
This was a painful moment of reckoning for a nation that has pretended to have solved racism, by pointing to the evidence of a singular Black President. These last few months in our nation and world, while painful and frightening, have also opened many of us to a new willingness to engage in conversations that our privilege has allowed us to ignore for far too long.
I am so proud of the openness that I feel at Harbor to these hard and healing conversations. It is only in our willingness to walk into these deep waters that we will be able to form the kind of Beloved Community that we see Jesus working toward throughout scripture.
As we find ourselves opening to this dialogue, many of you have asked where to start. And so, we are creating a safe space for each of you to engage the topic of ANTIRACISM. We will have a new ZOOM gathering every Friday at 7pm where we will explore what it means to be an ANTIRACIST.
We will be using several powerful resources, including the book How to Be An Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi. We will also be individually watching a different movie during the week that will highlight teachings from Kendi’s book.
Meeting ID: 812 0955 5071
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