Sun, Sep 24|
Racial Justice Book Discussion
Join us in reading "My Grandmother's Hands" by Resmaa Manakem. Please note the date change! We are now discussing this book after service on September 24.
Time & Location
Sep 24, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Concord, 27 Pleasant St, Concord, NH 03301, USA
About the event
This July, we invite members and friends of South Church to read My Grandmother’s Hands by Resmaa Manakem. The book offers us a substantially different view of racism and invites us to think of it, not as a cognitive process so much as it is a lived experience in our very bodies – a soul wound. Keith Ellison, a member of Congress, writes this: “Dr. W. E. B. Dubois put his finger on African American consciousness when he wrote one ever feels his twoness: an American, a Negro; two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings; two warring ideals in one dark body. But even DuBois never addressed the process of healing the psychological wounds of the twoness. In My Grandmother's Hands, Resmaa offers a path of internal reconciliation for the person enduring the generational trauma of American racism and gives us all a chance to dream of healing from it.”
For those who wish to discuss the book together, Rev. Jed will facilitate a conversation at church right after worship on Sunday, September 24. Please RSVP to Rev. Jed, so that enough refreshments can be bought.