White Fragility Book Study

Wednesday evenings at 7pm for six weeks – July 29-September 2

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Bishop Jeffrey Clements is inviting you, as a member or friend of the Northern Illinois Synod, to join me in a six-week book study of White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo. Racism is a really tough subject to discuss and I think this book will help us get into an important and timely discussion.

From the back cover: “Referring to the defensive moves that white people make when challenged racially, white fragility is characterized by emotions such as anger, fear, and guilt, and by behaviors including argumentation and silence.” Does that resonate with you? It certainly does with me.

If you are interested in joining with others, in what I hope will be a challenging discussion without being threatening or scary, please plan to read and join in. We will meet by Zoom Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. beginning July 29. You will need to register so that I can send you the Zoom link to participate. Reading assignments will be made in advance.

Order a copy of the book by whatever means you normally use. It is available in print or e-book forms.

I am looking forward to spending this time with you.