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Uprooting Racism: Book Discussion w/Paul Kivel’s

October 17, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Please join us for a workshop with author Paul Kivel, who will be presenting material from his book Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Social Justice, now in an updated and revised fourth edition.

This October 17 event is hosted by Kehilla Community Synagogue and co-sponsored by ONiT—Oakland Neighbors Inspiring Trust, STAND—White Men for Racial, Economic, and Gender Justice, JVP—Jewish Voice for Peace Bay Area, and Bend the Arc.

About the Book:

In 2017, the person elected president of the United States has openly called for segregation and deportation based on race and religion. Meanwhile, Segregation and inequalities in education, housing, health care and the job market continue to be the norm while increased insecurity and fear have led to an epidemic of violence and harassment of people of color. Yet recent polls have shown that only 31 percent of white people in the US believe racism is a major societal problem. At the same time, resistance is strong as highlighted by Indigenous struggles for land and sovereignty, immigrants, Muslims, farm and domestic workers,  and the Movement for Black Lives.

Completely revised and updated, this 4th edition of Uprooting Racism offers a framework around neoliberalism and interpersonal, institutional, and cultural racism, along with stories of resistance and white solidarity. It provides practical tools and advice on how white people can work as allies for racial justice, directly engaging the reader through questions, exercises and suggestions for action.

About the Author:

Paul Kivel’s work grows out of four decades in community education, engaged parenthood, political writing, and practical activism all focused on one overriding question: How can we live and work together to nurture each individual and create a multicultural society based on love, caring, justice, and interdependence with all living things?

Kivel is part of the group that started SURJ Showing Up for Racial Justice and a leader in the anti-racist movement developing resources for white people against white supremacy and inequality. He is the author of You Call This a Democracy? Uprooting Racism, Mens Work, and Living in the Shadow of the Cross: Understanding and Resisting the Power and Privilege of Christian Hegemony. www.paulkivel.com

Admission: Free

Location: In the Sanctuary

Books will be available for purchase

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October 17, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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