Friends are invited to join Karen Hooker and April Allison at 6:30 pm on Monday evening in an exploration of how “microaggressions” against people of color perpetuate and intensify racism. During this monthly gathering of Spiritual Grounding for Racial Justice, we will hear and respond to pieces from Claudia Rankine’s book-length poem, “Citizen: An American Lyric.”
In her award-winning book, Rankine recounts mounting racial aggressions in twenty-first-century daily life. Some of these encounters are slights, seeming slips of the tongue, and some are intentional offensives in the classroom, at the supermarket, at home, on the tennis court with Serena Williams, online, on TV—everywhere, all the time. Citizen is a powerful testament to the individual and collective effects of racism in our contemporary, often named “post-race” society.
Join us at thw meetinghouse, 1400 Turner St., Lansing.
This is an ongoing, second Monday meeting for Red Cedar Friends to learn about and commit ourselves to dismantling white supremacy. All are welcome.