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The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together: Book Study

February 1, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Book Study: Tuesdays at 10:30 am & Wednesdays at 6:30 pm                    

Led by Peter Eichten

The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together, by Heather McGhee.

In the 1950s and 1960s, white officials in communities across the country opted to drain their public swimming pools rather than integrate them. Generations later, the United States still hasn’t recognized that racism has a cost for everyone.  This book is an excellent analysis of how we arrived here: divided and self-destructing, materially rich but spiritually starved and vastly unequal.  Our future can look different.  This five-week course will dive deep into the material in the book and help us to learn what we can all do to prosper together.  The course will be held in-person only on Tuesday mornings from 10:30 – 12:00 and repeated on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 – 8:00.  The course will begin on January 17 and run consecutively for five weeks. Registration is required.

This offering is sponsored by the Racial Justice Initiative and is open to all interested individuals.  Plymouth members are encouraged to invite friends and family to join you for this rich review and meaningful discussion.