Last week during our forum time, many different resources were recommended in addition to the podcast/article we discussed from The
1619 Project. Please find that information below.
- Two-minute video trailer from David Attenborough’s (final?) documentary that deals with “mono-crops” and planet diversity issues: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64R2MYUt394
- Book: Empire of Cotton by Sven Berkert
- An interview: https://www.npr.org/2021/02/17/968661846/what-racism-costs-everyone
We will continue to use Zoom for Religious Education programming. Please contact Karin Heller if you would like to receive links to our Zoom Forums.
Adult Forum: During the month of February, and part of March, we will be discussing “The 1619 Project,” an ongoing initiative from The New York Times Magazine that began in August 2019, the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery. It aims to reframe the country’s history by placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of our national narrative.” You can learn more about the 1619 project using the link below.
Each week we will cover a different episode. Friends may choose to read the transcript or listen to the podcast, and do not need to attend all of the forums to participate fully in discussions. The link to the podcasts and transcripts are provided below.
- February 28: Episode 3: “The Birth of American Music”
- March 7: Episode 4: “How the Bad Blood Started”
- March 14: Episode 5: “The Land of Our Fathers, Part 1”
- March 21: “The Land of Our Fathers, Part 2”