How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

A compelling community experience
Coming this fall, 2020.
All 200 parishes in the Episcopal Diocese of New York are invited to form
local groups to read, discuss, and learn from one of the most timely and
important books of our day: How to Be an Antiracist, by the acclaimed
winner of the National Book Award, Ibram X. Kendi.
See below for an important message from Bishop Dietsche.

An initiative of the Anti-Racism Committee of the Diocese
All Saints will be participating in this Diocesan-wide book discussion to be accompanied by our own small group sharing.

All Saints Gatherings:
Tuesday Book Discussion & Shares
Six Tuesdays: Sept 15 - Oct 20

     Our book club shares will include facilitated questions,
as well as story-telling based on the discussion format we began
in our circle time last fall with Rev. Rose Richards: 
getting to know one another; and learning how to
stay grounded in relationship through
difficult topics and situations.
August: Purchase books (we will share the related workbook or you can purchase your own)
Tuesday Book Discussion & Shares (All Saints via zoom: Sept 15 - Oct 20)

October 22: On-line event with Author, Ibram X. Kendi

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How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

A Message from Bishop Dietsche

The plans for this diocesan book study began last year, and well before the murder of George Floyd and the nationwide protest which followed.  But now this national conversation about race and about the deep currents of racism in our society and institutions has been imbued with a broad urgency which is touching everything and everyone in America.  

And in that urgency, at this tipping point, Kendi’s book has become a runaway national best seller.  He speaks with candor, truth and personal insight to the ancient American corruption of anti-blackness, and the intractability of white supremacy, to the profoundly historic moment in which we now find ourselves. 

I could not be more pleased and honored to commend this remarkable book to the people and parishes of this diocese.  Kendi pulls back the social covering to reveal the ways by which often unacknowledged racist assumptions infect every institution and system, and my heart and mind, and yours too.  He offers an invitation to all of us and each of us to be transformed, to be enlarged, to be enriched, and to become better and more complete human beings, and more just communities.  All together, in all our common humanity.  

Reading this book convicted me, but made me grateful and hopeful.  In moving past the binary simplicity of racism or nonracism to the broader, deeper and transformative possibilities of antiracism, he calls America to a new way of being.  Everyone - white, black, and all people of color - will find their assumptions challenged in this book, but I promise: challenged in ways which signal the possibility of human and godly liberation.

The Right Reverend Andrew ML Dietsche
Bishop of New York

(212) 758-0447

230 East 60th Street,

New York, New York 10022

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