Join FPL’s Racial Justice Journey for a Community Discussion of Heather McGhee’s Book
The Sum of Us:
What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together
Monday, November 28, 7:00 pm on Zoom
CLICK HERE to register and receive the Zoom link.
Everyone is invited: Read chapters 1 & 4, or just attend!
The Lincoln Library will have some copies of the book reserved for us. The 20-minute video shown after church on October 30 provides outstanding background for the discussion. (CLICK HERE TO VIEW)
WHAT: Explore ideas together including
- How “zero sum thinking” leads to the persistence of racial inequities that affect us all
- The concept of the “solidarity dividend”
- How solving racism would affect us, now, and our children, later
- How these concepts might affect our housing decisions here in Lincoln and Concord
- And ones you bring up! We are a community exploring together!
WHY: The Sum of Us shows the cost of racism for everyone—not just people of color—and offers us a road map for a better future for all of us. The book has been called:
- Deeply stirring
- Required reading to move the country forward
- Relevant to issues in our own community
Who is Heather McGhee?
- An American analyst of social and economic policy
- Former president of Demos, a New-York based progressive think tank
- Graduate of Milton Academy, Yale University, and UC Berkeley Law School
- Frequent guest on news programs or panels at institutions like the Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics or The Boston Foundation
Read Chapters 1 “An Old Story, the Zero-Sum Hierarchy” and 4, “Ignoring the Canary”.
EVERYONE! PLEASE JOIN US!