“Fireside Chats and Sunday Forums”
Upcoming Chats and Forums
LIVE, Sunday (times vary, see details below)
Come together in conversation. Discussions will include, but not be limited to, such topics as:
Critical Race Theory (CRT)
Why does anti-racism matter to us, a Christian community?
All parishioners from middle schoolers to Sages are welcome to participate.
Come to one or come when you are able – “Chats” are not sequential.
More events to come - Check back later for details!
Monthly Book Discussions
VIRTUAL, Second Tuesday of each month at 7pm
Location: via zoom – check the weekly parish email for the zoom link or contact Mary Jo Higginbotham via email: email@example.com
Each month we discuss a different book about anti-racism. Discussions usually last 60 to 90 minutes and while it’s strongly encouraged that you read the books, it’s okay to just come and listen.
Come to one or come when you are able.
Tuesday, May 10th at 7:00pm
We revisit Amanda Gorman's poetry collection
"Call Us What We Carry"
Back by Popular Demand!
Join us as we delve deeper into the most emotionally challenging realities of time: racial strife, political unrest, and the COVID pandemic.
This collection includes poems that touch on Zoom fatigue, mask-wearing (“We were mouthless for months”), and group texts, formatted as objects like flags and buildings, which are refreshing to read.
"Call Us What We Carry" imagines a day when no one again will have to "begin, love or end, alone." Still amid a global pandemic makes reading the 23-year-old's poetry collection feel a little too on the nose, but even then, it reminds us that "what we carry means we survive… where once we were alone, now we are beside ourselves."
A collection of free-verse poetry, Gorman’s variation exists in the diversity of visual poems – shaped on the page to look like whales and text bubbles. This pleasant disruption of poetic rendering includes checkboxes with lists.
Everyone is welcome to attend! Please be sure to use the new zoom link noted above. This conversation is sponsored by St. Stephen’s Anti-Racism Coalition. If you have any questions, please contact Mary Jo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The zoom link has changed NEW Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89184971600