One Book One Meeting: Racism and White Privilege
This is not the post I had scheduled for today, but in light of different discussions regarding racism on the Christian Quaker Facebook page, I have decided to share an experience from my Meeting. Mountain View Friends Meeting has a Racism and White Privilege group that meets monthly, and discusses a wide range of topics from micro aggressions to nurturing our children. Last month the group met to discuss book titles that might help us explore racism and white privilege. As co-clerk for the library committee and as a Friend of color, I was and continue to be very pleased with the titles that were brought forth. More importantly, I am pleased with the discussions that are taking place around these books. We have not chosen a book at this time, but we are all reading the suggested titles and sharing them with each other. It has been such a joy to receive calls from Friends saying that they have finished one book and are ready for another. It has been a joy listening to the new light that some of these books have shed on the topics of racism and white privilege. Whether or not we ultimately decide to pursue One Book One Meeting, I am so happy that we are reading together, sharing together, and listening together.