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How the Word is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across AmericaEvent Description:
EGPS Work Group for Racial Equity Discussion Group
Tuesday, October 19th
8:30 - 9:45 PM
How the Word is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America
by poet/scholar/journalist/educator Clint Smith
This book is a travelogue through time, history and culture that takes us on a journey through nine different geographical locations in the United States with a final stop in Africa. Throughout his travels, Smith shares his observations, reactions, knowledge and research. He effectively provides a constructive reckoning of the distorted and mostly forgotten history of slavery. Smith is bold, yet movingly sensitive, as he confronts so many misconceptions, omissions and myths. This is a powerful discourse providing an invaluable opportunity for Americans to explore and confront the denial, cognitive dissonance, rationalization, and delusional thinking at work among those who fail to acknowledge the evil of racism in our society.
If you are short of time, you might want to view one of the following interviews with Clint Smith about this and some of his other profoundly affecting works:
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The Work Group for Racial Equity is a "drop in” group for everyone, EGPS members and not-yet members. You are invited to participate whenever you can. We meet monthly on the third Tuesday evening of the month to discuss relevant books, films, podcasts and articles. Further information about the workgroup can be found on the EGPS website at https://egps.org/work-group-racial-equity.php
Time: Tuesday, October 19th, 8:30 pm - 9:45 pm
Contact #1: Christine Schmidt
Contact #2: Rudy Lucas
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