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Lenten Book Study on Race Relations in Honor of Black History Month

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Me and White Supremacy cover imageThe social justice committee of St. Bernard Parish (Appleton), an ESTHER partner, is sponsoring a Lenten book study group using the New York Times best seller, Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World and Become a Good Ancestor, by Layla F. Saad.

Saad is a well known consultant on race issues worldwide. Using a step-by-step reflection process, she encourages people with white privilege to examine their thoughts and behaviors (often unconscious) that affect Black people negatively. Journaling is an integral part of the program that will make the book-study meaningful for you as a transformational Lenten process. The weekly discussion in a group of peers will utilize the Circle Way, a non-hierarchical (no leader) style of listening, storytelling and respectful discussion. Please purchase an online version of the book at or a hard copy to your local bookstore.

We will meet via Zoom every Tuesday from 6:30-8:00PM, starting Feb. 23 and continuing through Mar. 30. To sign up or for questions, please contact Bill Kessenich, moderator, at

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