Waking Up White – A Three Part Book Discussion

Cover of Waking Up White: And Finding Myself in the Story of Race, by Debby Irving

Wednesday, November 17, 7:00–8:30 p.m. via Zoom
Sponsored by UUC’s Antiracism Study Group

As part of UUC’s discernment process about what it means to be an antiracist congregation, UUC’s Antiracism Study Group offered Waking Up White: And Finding Myself in the Story of Race by Debby Irving (2014) as a summer read.

In the book, the author shares her experience of awakening to how those of us who have white skin benefit from the system in which we live, and how our words and actions, though well intended, often have a painful impact on people of color. Our first meeting to consider our own awakenings will be led by the Rev. Jon Luopa. He will share some of his own reflections on growing up in the same part of Massachusetts as the author.

Please register now and join us on November 17 for our first discussion of the book. Following a general overview, we’ll likely focus on the first third of the book (through chapter 14) and continue discussions on December 15 (through chapter 29) and January 19 (through end of book).

If you have not yet read the book, you still have time! The UUC Bookstore has some copies of the book for purchase on Sundays (check the UUC Calendar for open hours). New and used copies are also available from commercial booksellers, and may be available in print or audiobook at the Seattle Public Library.

Please register and join us!

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