Peace & Social Concerns is leading a book study of How to Be An Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi. To quote from Mr. Kendi’s website: “In his memoir, Kendi weaves together an electrifying combination of ethics, history, law, and science–including the story of his own awakening to antiracism–bringing it all together in a cogent, accessible form. He begins by helping us rethink our most deeply held, if implicit, beliefs and our most intimate personal relationships (including beliefs about race and IQ and interracial social relations) and reexamines the policies and larger social arrangements we support. “How to Be an Antiracist” promises to become an essential book for anyone who wants to go beyond an awareness of racism to the next step of contributing to the formation of a truly just and equitable society. During the first session on March 28, we will discuss the introduction, “My Racist Introduction” and Chapter 1, “Definitions”.

A second First Day Forum session will be announced. If there is enough interest, we will arrange further sessions at mutually agreeable times other than First Day Forum times. Mr. Kendi’s website offers the book for purchase: https://tinyurl.com/d2f4t22x as well as other book retailers.

Virtual Game Night, Friday, March 26, 6 – 7:30 p.m. A link will be sent out with Religious Education Updates on Thursday, March 25. Contact Karin Heller for more information. (karin@ngfm.org)

Other Upcoming Events

— April 4: Easter/Blue Zones Happiness. This will be a forum for fellowship and open discussion.

Friends are invited to complete the Blue Zones Happiness test beforehand and discuss as they feel led. As we celebrate the resurrection of Christ, the coming of Spring, and new beginnings, Friends may feel led to explore and/or refresh areas of their own lives. A Blue Zones Happiness Test (a PDF) will be included in the weekly RE email update.

April 11: Kathy Manning (more information to follow)

April 18: How to Be An Anti-Racist, by Ibram X. Kendi

April 25: TBA