Black Lives Matter Initiative – January Learning & Discussion
January 17 at 12:15 pm & repeated on January 21, 2016 at 7:00 pm
“This is your country, this is your world, this is your body, and you must find some way to live within the all of it.”
The Unitarian Church of Hinsdale will continue its Black Lives Matter Initiative with a discussion of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ acclaimed book Between the World and Me. An excerpt of the book can be found here The Atlantic: Between the World and Me
In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation’s history and current crisis. … Between the World and Me is Ta-Nehisi Coates’s attempt to answer these questions in a letter to his adolescent son. Coates shares with his son—and readers—the story of his awakening to the truth about his place in the world through a series of revelatory experiences…Beautifully woven from personal narrative, reimagined history, and fresh, emotionally charged reportage, Between the World and Me clearly illuminates the past, bracingly confronts our present, and offers a transcendent vision for a way forward.
Hailed by Toni Morrison as “required reading,” a bold and personal literary exploration of America’s racial history by “the single best writer on the subject of race in the United States” (The New York Observer)
This event is part of the Unitarian Church of Hinsdale’s Black Lives Matters Initiative, addressing systemic issues leading to unjust and unequal treatment for people of color. This is part of a larger ongoing initiative to make visible systems of racism and create pathways to a more just society.
The event is free to the public, and a free will offering will be accepted. Those who wish more information may contact Rev Pam Rumancik.