Racial Justice Book Discussion Series

Racial Justice Book Discussion Series

Racial Justice Book Discussion Series
Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
This event recurs Monthly on the 4th Thursday from Thursday, January 23, 2020 to Thursday, June 25, 2020

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Weaver Library
41 Grove Avenue
East Providence, RI 02914

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Timoth Sylvia

In an effort to stimulate new ideas for equipping ourselves and our community to act justly and dismantle systems of injustice, Weaver Library and the Newman Congregational Church are proud to present a new Racial Justice Book Discussion Series.

Over the course of six months, we will look at elements of systemic racism from a variety of perspectives as presented in six books on the topic. Copies of the books will be available on a first come first serve basis at the library. The discussion series, which begins on Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 7pm, will take place in the Champlin Program Room of the library.

The series is intended to give readers the opportunity to explore current social issues more deeply as well as to be challenged in ways that will draw out ideas for addressing the topics in our wider community. All are welcome to participate! Pick up the first selection, The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein, at the Weaver Library now to be ready for discussion on January 23rd.

You may contact the group’s facilitator, Rev. Timoth Sylvia by phone at 401-434-4742 ext. 11 or via email at timoth.sylvia@gmail.com for more information.

The book titles are as follows:

January - The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein
February - The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
March - Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
April - White Fragility by Robin Diangelo
May - Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
June - How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

The Book Discussion Series will meet at Weaver Library on the fourth Thursday of each month from January through June. The discussions will begin at 7:00pm and end by 8:30pm.

Facilitator Timoth Sylvia serves the community as Senior Pastor from Newman Congregational Church, United Church of Christ in Rumford, Rhode Island. A graduate of Bangor Theological Seminary, Timoth has served in Youth, Campus and Parish Ministry for nearly 20 years. Outside of his ministry with Newman UCC, he invests a good amount of his time and energy into advocating for children and families involved in the foster care system.

Weaver Library is located at 41 Grove Avenue, East Providence, RI 02914. eastprovidencelibrary.org
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