Intersection: Racial Injustice and Immigration
We will use a structured approach to study issues of racial injustice and immigration, particularly the intersections. Participants will prepare for each discussion session by reading a book or article, watching a documentary, or listening to a podcast. Sessions will provide opportunities for sharing, learning, and reflection. These sessions are intended to help participants nurture their capacity to love by cultivating their best selves. Ultimately, we hope participants will be inspired to work for human rights and serve people in need.
Co-sponsored by the Racial Injustice Initiative and the Immigrant Welcoming Working Group
6 Discussion Sessions
Details by session
January: Listen to 1619, a podcast from the New York Times (five episodes, approx. 30-40 min. ea).
February: Watch PBS 4-part series Reconstruction; Watch Against All Odds: The Fight for a Black Middle Class (1-hr news program on PBS)
March: Read What is Owed: Is It Time for Reparations? by Nikole Hannah-Jones available in the New York Times Magazine, June 30, 2020
April: Read Separated by Jacob Sobaroff
May: Watch Netflix series Immigration Nation (6 episodes, approx.. 1 hr ea.)
June: Read How to Be an Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi