Updated: Jun 11, 2021
We invite you, your congregation, friends, colleagues & constituents to join:
Confronting Our Racism: A Community Conversation.
KICK-OFF DATE: September 8, 2021
COMMUNITY-WIDE PANEL DISCUSSION: October 2021
What is Confronting Our Racism: A Community Conversation
& How Do I Join?
The Confronting Our Racism Group (CORG), is a coalition of community organizations (see group names below). In an effort to increase our understanding of systemic racism and the ways it impacts individuals and our communities, we invite you to join in programs and conversations designed to educate ourselves by discussing issues of discrimination and inequality in Bryan, College Station and surrounding areas of Texas.
The first book we have chosen to read and discuss is Stamped, Racism, Antiracism, and You, A Remix (2020) by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi. This book discusses the history of racism in the United States and is at a reading level for adolescents and adults. This way, we may include both adolescents and adults in our community discussions. The original book, Stamped From the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America (2016) by Ibram X. Kendi may also be read - it is at a higher reading level and covers the history of racism with a more in-depth approach.
We ask that you and your group form small reading groups for Stamped, Racism, Antiracism, and You, A Remix (2020). After you sign up, each group will receive Learning Guides to assist with the small group discussions. If you need financial assistance in obtaining books or you are an individual who does not have a group to join, please let us know as you sign up so that we can help you.
To participate in small reading groups for
Stamped, Racism, Antiracism, and You, A Remix (2020), please
Race matters in our community and it is time that we have
open and truthful conversations about it.
We hope to address persistent racial disparities intentionally, explicitly,
and comprehensively and to learn from these discussions.
The CORG will provide a forum to effectively engage, sustain
and deepen interracial dialogue so that,
as a community,
we can make changes that will benefit all.
All are welcome.
We hope you will join us.
Confronting Our Racism Group (CORG):
Brazos Unitarian Universalist Ministry for Social Justice and the Environment
Brazos Valley African American Museum (BVAAM) Curator and Board of Trustees
Bryan+College Station Public Library System
Brazos Valley Black Lives Matter (BLM) Group
Brazos Valley Common Good
Consulting team of specialists in racism and segregation
For more information go to brazos-uu.org/msje