Summer 2022 Book Read
JUNE How the Word is Passed - A Reckoning with the History of Salvery Across America by Clint Smith
JULY The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together by Heather McGhee
AUGUST My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies by Resmaaa Menakem
Second and Forth Tuesday of the month at 7pm by Zoom (making it easy to join us from any location.)
Notes about June:
Broadening our knowledge of the origin of Juneteeth, our June 14th discussion will focus on the chapter, "Our Independence Day: Galveston Island." Have you thought about the words you use in home decorating like master bedroom and plantation shutters? The discussion on June 28 will center on "There is a difference between history and nostalgia: Monticello Plantation."
Stand Against Hate
In Edina, an opportunity to break a cycle of silent acceptance
We were saddened to read about the recent racist and anti-LGBTQ incident in Edina (Racist and anti-gay slurs found, erased at Edina tennis courts). This hateful behavior against minority groups in our community, or anywhere, is unacceptable.
Similar to many cities across the nation, Edina is at a crossroads when it comes to how it will address such incidents.
Silence equals complicity. Taking no action is taking an action. As a community, we must stand in solidarity against these hateful acts. Only by ending our silent acceptance of such actions will we move Edina forward on the path to being welcoming and inclusive to all who live, work, and spend time here.
To that end, the Anti-Racism Collective has organized an event, Stand Against Hate, on Wednesday, July 27, to stand in solidarity against hateful acts in Edina.