St. Mark's Anti-Racism Team will be "re-starting" holding a monthly intentional book club on the topic of racism. This intentional book club, Mystic Conversations on Race (MyCOR), is intended for people who understand that the toxicity of historic and contemporary racism must be confronted...in our hearts, in our minds, and in our communities.
We are "restarting" in September because MyCOR "live" was shutdown after an initial meeting at the Mystic & Noank Library in February 2020 due to the pandemic. Events since have shown that the need to educate ourselves on racism in both historical and contemporary contexts is as important as ever. We are "intentional," as a book club, because we "intend" that our reading, discussion, and reflection will lead to personal change and broader action. We will reboot virtually, using the Google Classroom platform and meeting on a monthly basis for small group discussions via Zoom.
In this book club, we will reflect on texts (fiction and nonfiction), films, and podcasts on the origins of race, the processes and effects of racism, and on white complicity and supremacy. We will be reading (among others) Toni Morrison, Ibram X. Kendi, Isabel Wilkerson, Dorothy Roberts, Imani Perry, and more. We will also be viewing/listening to films/podcasts by Katrina Browne, Ava Duvernay, and The New York Times' "1619 Project."
Click here to view a schedule of meetings and the accompanying material(s) to be discussed.
Please register: Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with "Mystic Conversations on Race" as the subject and include your name and phone number.
QUESTIONS? Call 860-572-9549 or email email@example.com. A member of the St. Mark's Anti-Racism Task Force (StART) will get back to you.