A Red Circle

Racial Equity Book Club

Read with us in 2019

You are welcome to join our Racial Equity Book Club on Facebook.  The reading calendar follows:

January

A renowned culinary historian offers a fresh perspective on our most divisive cultural issue, race, in this illuminating memoir of Southern cuisine and food culture that traces his ancestry—both black and white—through food, from Africa to America and slavery to freedom. (Read more.)

Discussion: March 22, 2019 at 6 p.m. at A Red Circle


April

In a radical analysis of contemporary classrooms, MacArthur Award–winning author Lisa Delpit develops ideas about ways teachers can be better “cultural transmitters” in the classroom, where prejudice, stereotypes, and cultural assumptions breed ineffective education. Delpit suggests that many academic problems attributed to children of color are actually the result of miscommunication, as primarily white teachers and “other people’s children” struggle with the imbalance of power and the dynamics plaguing our system. (Read more.)

Discussion: June 28, 2019 at 6 p.m. at A Red Circle


July


Is privilege real or imagined?

It’s clear that issues of race and equality have come to the forefront in our nation’s consciousness. Every week yet another incident involving racial tension splashes across headlines and dominates our news feeds. But it’s not easy to unpack the origins of these tensions, and perhaps we wonder whether any of these issues really has anything to do with us. (Read more.)

Discussion: September 27 at 6 p.m. at A Red Circle


October

“I am persuaded that the Church, as the steward of this gospel, holds the key to justice in our society. Either justice will come through us or it will not come at all.” John Perkins’s optimistic view of justice becoming a reality starts and ends with the Church. With Justice for All is Perkins’s invitation to live out the gospel in a way that brings good news to the poor and liberty to the oppressed. (Read more.)

Discussion: December 6 at 6 p.m. at A Red Circle