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Holy Spirit Opens Book Group On Racial Bias To Community


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The Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit will host a book group on “White Fragility” by Robin DiAngelo, starting Tuesday, September 22, at 7 p.m.

The discussions, which will be held every two weeks through Tuesday, November 24, are open to all and will take place online only, via Zoom. If you are interested in participating, please email Father Jerry Racioppi at [email protected] There is no fee for participating. The book is available in print through the Verona Public Library and online through its e-book service, and it can be purchased through bookshop.org, amazon.com, Watchung Booksellers in Montclair, and other online retailers.

“White Fragility” is subtitled “Why is it so hard for white people to talk about racism?” It is authored by a white woman who is an academic and lecturer and has worked in the field of racial and social justice for many years. If you are looking to learn more about racial injustice and educate yourself about the inequalities in experiences based on race, we invite you to join this discussion. For additional information, visit www.holyspiritverona.org.

This short video from DiAngelo’s website is covers the key concepts in white racial socialization and why it’s often so hard for white people to talk about racism.

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