Anti-Racism / Dismantling White supremacy reading and discussion

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Date/Time
Date(s) - July 29, 2013
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Location
Grandview Calvary Baptist Church

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Discussion will centre around two pieces of reading. One is a (rather academic but interesting) article by African-American writer Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham that looks at race in relation to gender, sexuality and class within the narratives of African-American women’s history. 

The second is a chapter from Black liberation theologian James Cone’s new book The Cross and the Lynching Tree, which explores these symbols of explicit and implicit state-sanctioned violence in various ways. Lynching was a violent expression of white supremacy aimed at maintaining the structure of white domination and black subordination through extra-judicial executions and accompanying torture as public spectacle. I’ve chosen one chapter that focuses on the experience and courage of African-American women within the context of lynching. I hope the chapter draws you to read the whole book. This chapter by Cone is very accessible reading, so it will be the main topic of our discussion. 

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