Date(s) - 4/14/2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Blue Hill Public Library
New members are invited to the second meeting of the Blue Hill Public Library’s monthly book group, “Readings on Race,” on Saturday April 14th from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. The group will be discussing the book Waking up White, by Debby Irving. Copies of the book will be available to check out in advance at the library.
About the book, Debby Irving says, “My hope is that by sharing my sometimes cringe-worthy struggle to understand racism and racial tensions, I offer a fresh perspective on bias, stereotypes, manners, and tolerance. As I unpack my own long-held beliefs about colorblindness, being a good person, and wanting to help people of color, I reveal how each of these well-intentioned mindsets actually perpetuated my ill-conceived ideas about race. I also explain why and how I’ve changed the way I talk about racism, work in racially mixed groups, and understand the racial justice movement as a whole.”
Surry resident Kate Mrozicki will facilitate the group. Kate is a farmer who believes in the power of difficult conversations to change our reality. She got to practice those conversations during years of working for The Food Project in Boston and now raising small children in Surry. This event is free and everyone is welcome. For more information call the library at 374-5515.