Please join us for a unique opportunity to learn from Professor Matthew Palombo, PhD, and his colleagues about how we can each make a difference in the fight to combat racism.
We will begin the five-week process by learning about the history of whiteness and racism. The following four evenings will be a guided discussion of me and white supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor by Layla Saad.
This event involves a commitment to read one chapter per day of Saad’s book over 28 days, and engage in daily reflection and prayer. The book is necessary to participate and must be purchased in advance. It is available in most bookstores and online. Reading the book beforehand is not necessary, as we will be working through the book as a group over the weeks.
When purchasing the book, please consider supporting Black Garnet Books, a black-owned Minneapolis bookstore. This is the link to order the book from Black Garnet Books online: https://www.blackgarnetbooks.com/product/me-and-white-supremacy-combat-racism-change-the-world-and-become-a-good-ancestor/37. If that link does not work, or you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to a member of the Racial Justice committee.
Aside from the cost of the book, this Combat Racism event is free for all participants. If the cost of the book prohibits you from participating, please get in touch with a member of the Racial Justice committee.
Sign up early to reserve your spot, as this event will be open to other churches in the area beginning mid-August.
- September 20 / 7pm start time (please arrive no later than 6:45 to check in)
- September 27 / 7pm start time (please arrive no later than 6:45 to check in)
- October 4 / 7pm start time (please arrive no later than 6:45 to check in)
- October 11 / 7pm start time (please arrive no later than 6:45 to check in)
- October 18 / 7pm start time (please arrive no later than 6:45 to check in)
We will have two participation options available, both in-person and online. Prior registration is required for this event.
We will be following CDC health guidelines for this event.
We do understand that in-person is not a possibility for all at this point, so we are also offering an online option via Zoom.
Regardless of the format you wish to attend, all participants must register on SignUpGenius ahead of time.
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Professor Matthew Palombo, PhD, and his colleagues. Matthew is a member of the faculty in the Department of Philosophy and Global Studies at the Minneapolis Community and Technical College in Minneapolis. He brings a rich educational background, extensive teaching experience, and personal global experiences. He is passionate about his work and helping us, as people of faith, to follow Jesus’ example. In addition to his teaching at MCTC, Matthew teaches Philosophy and Religion courses inside of Lino Lakes prison, and is the Program Coordinator for the Minneapolis College and Lino Lakes college-in-prison partnership. He has given numerous presentations, authored many publications and devoted countless hours to racial justice community service.