Date(s) - 10/27/2020
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Courageous Conversations at BAPL continues with Ibram Kendi’s book “Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas.” The intent is to digest, rethink, and formulate the insidiousness of a deep-rooted ideology, racism. How can we understand the present if we do not study past historical policies? Jefferson Davis, in 1860 stated on the floor of the U.S. Senate, “The Government was not founded for Negros nor by Negros, but by White men for White men.” How can we learn to become an anti-racist if we do not understand the cause and the effect it has on the nation? We will, therefore, dissect the author’s book into a five-part series to understand the many complexities of racist ideas. Once we have deconstructed the psychological origins of racial issues that have plagued us for decades, our next step is to ask, “Where do we go from here?”
This month we will incorporate Thomas Jefferson into the conversation.
Register by Monday, Oct. 26 & receive Zoom meeting information by email.
Note, this event will also stream live on Facebook. (https://www.facebook.com/paBAPL)