Beginning on September 8, the Adult Education class will be reading and discussing Debby Irving’s Waking Up White, which was the 2016 Presbyterian Church (USA) “One Church, One Book”, selection by our denomination’s moderators:
Irving tells how she stumbled into troubling and even shocking revelations about racial inequities after what she describes as “a blissfully sheltered, upper-middle-class suburban childhood.”
Irving believed herself to be a good person and even tried to use her career to help people of color. But the book describes her gradual discovery of her own “white privilege,” which led to the realization that good intentions alone cannot overcome centuries of racial injustice.
The Adult Education class meets weekly at 9:30 a.m. in the church Library. Childcare and coffee are available. Copies of the book will be available at the first class.