Plymouth READS – I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made For Whiteness

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Plymouth READS - I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made For Whiteness Austin Channing Brown The Racial Justice Initiative and the Spiritual Exploration Committee, Co-Sponsors Many of you may have attended a Plymouth READS event in prior years when we were able to gather for dinner and conversation in Lenmark/Jackman. Though we would […]

Plymouth READS – I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made For Whiteness

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Plymouth READS – January 2021   Plymouth READS - I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made For Whiteness Austin Channing Brown The Racial Justice Initiative and the Spiritual Exploration Committee, Co-Sponsors Many of you may have attended a Plymouth READS event in prior years when we were able to gather for dinner and […]

Plymouth READS – I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made For Whiteness

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Plymouth READS – January 2021   Plymouth READS - I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made For Whiteness Austin Channing Brown The Racial Justice Initiative and the Spiritual Exploration Committee, Co-Sponsors Many of you may have attended a Plymouth READS event in prior years when we were able to gather for dinner and […]

George Floyd Memorial Vigil: Bearing Witness and Holding Space

Plymouth Congregational Church 1900 Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis

An event to hold energy and sacred space for George Floyd Square and those gathered there on this important one-year anniversary of his murder. We want to engage as much of the Plymouth congregation as possible in this work of witnessing. Our intention is to invite our congregation and neighbors to participate.   The Contemplatives […]

Community Conversation on Community Safety

Plymouth Congregational Church 1900 Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis

As we continue to confront patterns of police brutality and their impact on Black and African immigrant communities in the Twin Cities, what role should faith communities and their leaders play in ongoing efforts to ensure public safety for the most vulnerable? Join us on Tuesday, June 22 at 7 PM for a virtual dialogue with leading […]

RJI – Seeing White Podcast Discussion

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#9 A Racial Cleansing in America. In 1919, a white mob forced the entire Black population of Corbin, Kentucky, to leave, at gunpoint. It was one of many racial expulsions in the United States. What happened, and how such racial cleansings became “America’s family secret.” Zoom discussion on Tuesday, July 27, 2021

POSTPONED – Book Study: When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir

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Book Study: When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir   Patrisse Kahn-Cullors and asha bandele's memoir When They Call You a Terrorist is a coming-of-age story that reveals the depth of racial targeting and its impact on Black families and neighborhoods during Kahn-Cullors' time growing up in Los Angeles.  The book also explores the ways […]

RJI Annual Planning Meeting

Plymouth Congregational Church 1900 Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis

Members of the Racial Justice Initiative will meet on Saturday, August 14, under the Big Tent for its annual planning retreat. For more information, contact RJI co-chairs Ann Manning at 612-802-8513 or Barb Iverson at 612-309-3941.

RJI – Seeing White Podcast Discussion

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#11 Danger For hundreds of years, the white-dominated American culture has raised the specter of the dangerous, violent black man. Host John Biewen tells the story of a confrontation with an African American teenager. Then he and recurring guest Chenjerai Kumanyika discuss that longstanding image – and its neglected flipside: white-on-black violence. https://www.sceneonradio.org/episode-41-danger-seeing-white-part-11/?fbclid=IwAR1u19OL8q9RvVTlScLpAdIRdj21FwK2uHOKQTQ8CRpl0TfVrDsn9-fi-EE Tuesday, Aug. […]

POSTPONED – Book Study: When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir

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Book Study: When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir   Patrisse Kahn-Cullors and asha bandele's memoir When They Call You a Terrorist is a coming-of-age story that reveals the depth of racial targeting and its impact on Black families and neighborhoods during Kahn-Cullors' time growing up in Los Angeles.  The book also explores the ways […]

RJI – Seeing White Podcast Discussion

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Episode 12: My White Friends For years, Myra Greene had explored blackness through her photography, often in self-portraits. She wondered, what would it mean to take pictures of whiteness? For her friends, what was it like to be photographed because you’re white? With another conversation between host John Biewen and series collaborator Chenjerai Kumanyika. Listen to […]