All Souls UU Invites SUUS to Book Discussions

Our sister congregation in New London has invited SUUS members to join their book discussions next month. They have kindly changed the start time to 11:30am to better sync with the ending of our worship services. To receive the link to join the meetings, contact Perry Montrose at

The basic premise of the text is: 
If the notion of a global racial hierarchy can be invented and imposed, then we have the power to invent a new notion of how we live together on our small and fragile planet.

3 Sessions – APRIL 11, 18 & 25 from 11:30 a.m. – 12:45pm  

  • Date: April 11, 2021   SESSION 1 

Discussion Leaders: Maggie and Chris Clouet

  1.  Introductions of participants
  • Discussion of format for the sessions
  1. We will emphasize a text-based dialog, but to start we ask that, as you engage with the text, you consider the following questions:
    1. The writers posit 3 categories of understanding race and racism – 

a. segregationist b. assimilationist c. anti-racist

  1. How do you understand those terms ? How do you see your own growth in those terms?
    1. How do the authors describe the impact of racism on “white” people?
  • .Session 1 Discussion Focus: 

                  1. Introduction/overview

2. Section 1   1415-1728

3. Section 2   1743-1826

4. Wrap-up

Date: April 18, 2021   SESSION 2 

  1. Reflections on Session 1
  • Discussion Focus:        

1.  Section 3   1826-1879   

2.  Section 4   1868-1963

3. Wrap-up/ Prep for final session

Date: April 25, 2021   SESSION 3

  • Reflections on Sessions 1 & 2
  • .Discussion Focus:       

1. Section 5   1963 – Today   

2. Afterword

  • Please consider the implications of Stamped on:
    • On our Nation
    • On our Youth (future generations)
    • On All Souls

Thank you for being a part of this learning journey!

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