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Common Read: An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the US
One event on March 1, 2021 at 6:30 pm
One event on March 15, 2021 at 6:30 pm
One event on March 29, 2021 at 6:30 pm
In a series of three facilitated discussions, we will be engaging An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States and/or An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States for Young People: the UUA’s Common Read of 2020. This event is co-sponsored by Racial Justice & Healing and facilitated by Kay Welty using the UUA’s materials. Youth and adults are welcome. Click the links above to purchase, or contact Lenore about limited copies to borrow.
Please register using the “Register” button on this page by Monday, February 22. Registration is limited to 20. Contact Lenore if you need assistance.
Mondays, March 1, 15, and 29th, 6:30-8:30PM, online.
We suggest that you read the entire book (either version) prior to the first meeting. Each of the three discussion meetings will focus on different chapters of the book. The outline for the topics for discussion will be sent to registrants the week of February 22nd.
Whose land does your current home occupy? On whose land does our church sit? This book helps non-indigenous Americans to learn more about a part of U.S. history that has historically seldom been taught. Through reading, many will realize that those of us who were born after 1776 are living in a post-genocidal society. Here. On this land, currently called the United States of America. How do we reconcile the many different thoughts and feelings that arise with the realization that we are currently living on land that was outright taken from the people who were living here prior to the arrival of European immigrants? How can we use this learning to work towards ensuring that such history never occurs under US governmental dictate again?