First Universalist Society in Franklin

Closing Racial Divide-11-18

Closing the Racial Divide

This 4 week discussion series is based on Debby Irving’s Waking Up White in which she awakens to the world of privilege which she has taken for granted, privilege grounded in the color of her skin and the class she was born into. She says, “Not so long ago, if someone had called me a racist, I would have kicked and screamed in protest, “But I’m a good person! I don’t see color! I don’t have a racist bone in my body! I would have felt insulted and misunderstood and stomped off to lick my wounds.   That’s because I thought being a racist meant not liking people of color or being a name-calling bigot.” She takes us on a journey as she learns about the racist system in which we live and along the way, she asks us to look seriously at our own assumptions about race.   If we are to help close the racial divide we need to understand institutional racism and how this is impacts our lives-white and black.

Four Sessions led by Rev. Carol Rosine on Wednesday Evenings at 7 PM.

November 18, December 2, 9, & 16

The book Waking Up White by Debby Irving is required reading.

To register, sign up at the meetinghouse or notify the church office: or 508-520-0672.

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Our Meetinghouse is located at 262 Chestnut Street, Franklin, MA.

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