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New York Conference United Church of Christ Book Study Sign Up Book Discussion The Loneliest Americans by Jay Caspian Kang June 1st, 8th and 15th 6:30-8pm EST via Zoom The Loneliest Americans is the unforgettable story of Jay Caspian Kang and his family as they move from a housing project in Cambridge to an idyllic college town in the South and eventually to the West Coast. Their story unfolds against the backdrop of a rapidly expanding Asian America, as millions more immigrants stream into the country. In the midst of this, Kang recognizes an existential loneliness in himself and other Asian Americans who try to locate themselves in the country’s racial makeup feeling neither white nor truly “people of color.” The discussion will take place via Zoom and a link will be sent out prior to the first session. Please read the Introduction and first three chapters prior to the first session. This book discussion is sponsored by the Center for Racial Justice and will be facilitated by Ms. Courtney Williams, MA, MPH, a doctoral fellow in the Department of Sociology at Louisiana State University and Rev. Gary Smith, director of the Center for Racial Justice. To register, use the following link: form.jotform.com/221207309618149.  Book Discussion The Sum of Us by Heather McGhee June 29 to July 20 6:30-8pm EST via Zoom Heather McGhee’s specialty is the American economy. From the financial crisis of 2008 to rising student debt and a collapsing public infrastructure, McGhee found a root problem in the failing American economy – racism. Racism in politics and policymaking extends beyond obvious indignities for people of color and presents a cost for white people. In this way, racism, the common denominator of our most vexing public problems, the core dysfunction of our democracy, and the constitutive of our spiritual and moral crises grips all of us. But how did this happen? And is there a way out? In The Sum of Us, a New York Times bestseller, McGhee embarks on a deeply personal journey across the country to answer these questions. Through it all, she discovers what she calls the “Solidarity Dividend,” a provable reality showing the benefits we gain when people come together across race to accomplish what we simply can’t do on our own. The discussion will take place via Zoom and a link will be sent out prior to the first session. Please read the Introduction and first three chapters prior to the first session. This book discussion is sponsored by the Center for Racial Justice and will be facilitated by Ms. Courtney Williams, MA, MPH, a doctoral fellow in the Department of Sociology at Louisiana State University and Rev. Gary Smith, director of the Center for Racial Justice. To register, use the following link: form.jotform.com/221227408247149. ‌ New York Conference UCC | P.O. Box 487, Syracuse, NY 13209 Unsubscribe ldcvkvzs@uccny.org Update Profile | Constant Contact Data Notice Sent by communications@uccny.org powered by Try email marketing for free today!

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