Summer Read In Against Racism

Summer Read-In Against Racism: Rebuilding Our Crumbling House, to be held on six Wednesday evenings: June 17, 24; July 1, 8, 15, 22. 

Open to adults and high school students, this six-week program will explore texts that help us to learn about the history of racism in our country and give us the tools and inspiration to respond. How do we come together to “rebuild our crumbling house”? Learning together online, we will create an open and safe community for sharing, thinking, and rebuilding at a time of crisis.

This program will be led by Cindy Muñiz, English Teacher, Director of Global Engagement, and Chapel Coordinator at the Trinity School, an independent K-12 school in NYC; Jennifer Lemberg, Associate Director, The Olga Lengyel Institute for Holocaust Studies and Human Rights (TOLI) & adviser at New York University’s Gallatin School for Individualized Study; and Rabbi Shira Milgrom.

Check your Kol Ami emails for the Zoom link

Session 1

Whiteness 101

Led by Cindy Muniz

The construction and defense of whiteness

Toni Morrison

James Baldwin

Ibram Kendi

*Romancing The Shadow: Page 1, Page 2, Page 3

*(Note: These documents can be printed if they appear sideways on screen. They will also be shared on screen during the discussion.)


Session 2

Talking about Race

Led by Howard Rodstein*

White Fragility – Robin DiAngelo

“Little White Lie” – Lacey Schwartz

Excerpt from Breathe. A Letter to My Sons by Imani Perry

Dreaming of a Self Beyond by John A. Powell


*Howard Rodstein the retired former head of The Scarsdale Alternative School currently working with the interfaith Westchester Youth Alliance and the Peekskill NAACP Youth Council.



Session 4

History of Policing

Led by: Cindy Muniz

Khalil Gibran Muhammed, The Condemnation of Blackness:
Race, Crime and the Making of Modern Urban America

Radio Broadcast


Session 6

Tools for Repairing our Crumbling House

Led by Howard Rodstein, Jennifer Lemberg, Cindy Muniz

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