In response to the The Black Lives Matter Movement and the call to each of us to learn more about our part in racism, and commit to antiracism including joining others to study and discuss key books on antiracism and histories of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, the Resource Center for Nonviolence will host the following five Facilitated-Discussion Circles beginning Thursday, September 24th through Thursday, December 17th.
• BOOK CIRCLE: “HOW TO BE AN ANTIRACIST” by Author Ibram X. Kendi // Thursday, September 24th at 6:00pm thru Thursday, November 19th at 8:00pm (PST)
Authur Ibram X. Kendi’s concept of antiracism reenergizes and reshapes the conversation about racial justice in America--but even more fundamentally, points us toward liberating new ways of thinking about ourselves and each other.
To register please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-to-be-an-antiracist-ibram-x-kendi-book-circle-thursdays-924-1119-tickets-116359996883
• BOOK CIRCLE: “MY GRANDMOTHER’S HANDS” by Author Resmaa Menakem // Sunday, September 27th at 11:00am thru Sunday, November 29th at 1:00pm (PST)
In this groundbreaking book, therapist Resmaa Menakem examines the damage caused by racism in America from the perspective of trauma and body-centered psychology.
To register please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/my-grandmothers-hands-menakem-book-circle-for-white-identified-folks-tickets-116360753145
• BOOK CIRCLE: “ME AND WHITE SUPREMACY” by Authur Layla Saad // Thursday, October 1st at 6:00pm thru Thursday, December 10th at 8:00pm (PST)
This book will walk you step-by-step through the work of examining your own white privilege as well as what allyship really means, anti-blackness, racial stereotypes, and cultural appropriation, changing the way that you view and respond to race, and how to continue the work to create social change.
To register please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/me-and-white-supremacy-layla-saad-book-circle-thursdays-101-1210-tickets-116360223561
• BOOK CIRCLE: “AFRICAN-AMERICAN & LATINX HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES” by Authur Paul Ortiz // Sunday, October 4th at 4:00pm thru Sunday, November 29th at 6:00pm (PST)
Incisive and timely, this bottom-up history, told from the interconnected vantage points of Latinx and African Americans, reveals the radically different ways that people of the diaspora have addressed issues still plaguing the United States today, and it offers a way forward in the continued struggle for universal civil rights.
To register please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/african-american-latinx-history-of-the-united-states-ortiz-book-circle-tickets-116361158357
• BOOK CIRCLE: “MY GRANDMOTHER’S HANDS” by Authur Resmaa Menakem // Thursday, October 8th at 6:00pm thru Thursday, December 17th at 8:00pm (PST)
In this groundbreaking book, Therapist Resmaa Menakem examines the damage caused by racism in America from the perspective of trauma and body-centered psychology.
To register please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/my-grandmothers-hands-resmaa-menakem-book-circle-for-bipoc-tickets-117155598549
The Resource Center for Nonviolence, founded in 1976, is a Peace and Justice Organization promoting the practice of nonviolent social change through education, training, and community events.
More information is available at: https://rcnv.org/