Conversations on Race will continue over summer evenings in the garden or on the back porch of Sabbath House (8 Front Street in New Egypt) beginning Tuesday, July 11 at 7 p.m.
In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation’s history and current crisis. Americans have built an empire on the idea of “race,” a falsehood that damages us all but falls most heavily on the bodies of black women and men—bodies exploited through slavery and segregation, and, today, threatened, locked up, and murdered out of all proportion. What is it like to inhabit a black body and find a way to live within it? And how can we all honestly reckon with this fraught history and free ourselves from its burden?
Between the World and Me is Ta-Nehisi Coates’s attempt to answer these questions in a letter to his adolescent son. Books may be borrowed from your local library or ordered from your favorite bookseller.
Sabbath House invites you to
Saturday, June 24 at 6 p.m.
Join our new worshiping community at Sabbath House as we raise our hearts and souls at the turning of the seasons and the longest day. Enjoy an evening of celebration, worship and the companionship of friends of all faiths, backgrounds and cultures. We will gather in the gardens at Sabbath House, on the grounds of Plumsted Presbyterian Church, 8 Front Street, New Egypt
Refreshments to follow. If you would like, bring a dish to share!
Please let us know you’re coming--email Roni Murray
Then followed that beautiful season . . . Summer . . .
Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light;
And the landscape lay as if new
created in all the freshness of childhood.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow