Holy Spirit Episcopal Church

7 pm Bearing Witness book study

7 pm Bearing Witness book study

Every Wednesday, from 01/06/2021 to 02/10/2021, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Coordinator: Carla Mettling

HSP invites you to a new online book-study, starting Wednesday evening at 7 p.m., on January 6, and continuing for 5 more Wednesdays, ending on February 10. Our book, Bearing Witness, edited by Henry Louis Gates, is an anthology of excerpts from the autobiographies of well-known black writers, such as Maya Angelou and James Baldwin. It's difficult to understand white privilege until we comprehend what painful life experiences we have been spared simply by being white. Reading the testimonies of these writers about what it was like growing up black in the United States will help all of us to understand this. This book-study will give us a chance to be together this winter, as well as continue our parish work around American racism. Those parishioners who were part of the book-study last spring on Leadership in Turbulent Times, by Doris Kearns Goodwin, had a wonderful time, so we want to again be together in this special way of interesting discussions—this time on a most noteworthy collection of lives.

The 6 sessions will be led successively by Bill Earhart, Warren Gartner, Glenn Hladek, and Carla Mettling. Carla Mettling has copies of the book, for $6, or you can order your own copy online at Amazon. You may reach Carla at 203-7177 or   to arrange to pick up a copy. Please note that this book is out of print, but Amazon still has a number of copies from which you may order. Be sure to type in Gates' name as well as this title on Amazon's site, and then click on “Paperback.” If you are interested in joining us, please let Carla know so that the Zoom invitation will be sent to you on January 6.

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