Fairmont United Methodist Church • Raleigh NC

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Racism in the United States--Book Study Coming Soon

Fairmont is starting a year long book study on the topic of Racism in the United States. Our first book will be "So You Want to Talk About Race" by Ijeoma Oluo and will be led by Susie Mallard Barnes, professor of Social Work at Campbell University. Our second book will be "The Bluest Eye" by Toni Morrison.  The remaining books will be chosen by the group.

  • Who should attend? All are welcome! People of color are invited to join but will not be called on to answer or discuss questions, though they may certainly do so voluntarily.
  • Where will we meet? We will begin our meetings on Zoom and possibly move to the church, depending on safety concerns regarding covid19.
  • Who will lead discussions? We will take turns leading for those who would like to do so; those who do not wish to will not be asked to do so.
  • When will we meet? Tuesday nights at 7:00 PM on Zoom starting July 28.

 Book Scholarships will be available if needed. 

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Note: For a historic overview of the United Methodist Church and Racism read this article from United Methodist Communications.