Wednesday Evenings, April 3, April 10, April 24, Parish Room, 5:30 -7:30 PM
This will be our congregation's second book group for The New Jim Crow. Members of our December book group are welcome to return and deepen their understanding - and if you weren't able to join us for the first group, now's your chance!
Each year, our denomination chooses a book and produces a companion study guide for the UUA's Common Read program - encouraging churches across the country to learn about an issue of importance to our faith and our justice work. This year, the Common Read is The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
- a fascinating book by civil rights lawyer and advocate Michelle Alexander, which sparks a much-needed conversation about the ways our system of mass incarceration has come to resemble systems of racial control from a different era.
Led by FirstU Student Minister Lee Paczulla in coordination with the Multicultural Ministry Team, our group will meet on three Wednesday evenings: April 3, April 10, and April 24 from 5:30-7:30 in the Parish Room. You will need to purchase the book, available for $12 through Amazon and $22 from the UUA Bookstore
. There are also some copies available at First U's book table.
Please read the first three chapters before the first meeting on April 3. Before our first gathering, identify a passage you'd like to discuss, and a question you would like to ask the group.