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
Course Materials Read a note from Cindy with additional links
Led by Cindy Muniz
The construction and defense of whiteness
*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.)
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.
Jews and Whiteness
Led by Jennifer Lemberg
History of Policing
Led by: Cindy Muniz
Khalil Gibran Muhammed, The Condemnation of Blackness:
Race, Crime and the Making of Modern Urban America
Truth and Reconciliation
Led by: Jennifer Lemberg
Ta-Nehisi Coates, “The Case for Reparations”, Atlantic Monthly
Tools for Repairing our Crumbling House
Led by Howard Rodstein, Jennifer Lemberg, Cindy Muniz
Affirming Black Lives in School: Teachers, Administrators, Students
Reading James Baldwin can help heal the wounds of racial division
An open letter to my fellow white Americans
Episode 4: Unheard Lepore Podcast
Orlando Patterson explains why America can’t escape its racist roots
Art That Confronts and Challenges Racism: Start Here