What it means to be an antiracist is something we have all been learning more about in recent months. This fall, two separate opportunities to come together and discuss a widely acclaimed 2019 nonfiction book, How to Be An Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi, are available to us at Roberts Park.
On November 10, you are invited to take part in the Roberts Park Book Club discussion of this book. Book Club has been meeting online via ZOOM since March, and it is likely the November meeting will also be virtual. If you are not a regular member of Book Club, feel free to come for this conversation only. Call the church office to be added to the e-mailing list and receive a link to the November 10 meeting shortly before that date.
A great opportunity to broaden our understanding has also been presented by the Indiana United Methodist Conference. Dr. Aleze Fulbright, Superintendent for Central District, recently announced that Central District will be an antiracist district, which “simply means that we will be on a learning journey from September through November to ‘see all cultures in all their differences, as on the same level, as equals.’”
All are invited to a weekly ZOOM meeting beginning September 13 from 6-7:30 p.m. to discuss the book chapter by chapter. You can participate in these discussions by joining the online group. Visit the Central District website — https://www.inumc.org/districts/central-district-lp/central-district-will-be-an-antiracist-district/ — for the complete schedule and more information. You may also contact the District office at 317-924-4140 for details.
We hope you will enjoy taking part in some of these important conversations!
Copies of the book are available at most area libraries or from booksellers everywhere.