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Summer Read: Catholic Social Teaching & “A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota” (Thursday Morning Group)

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July 29, 2021 @ 10:00 am 11:00 am

Join us for 1 or more of our discussions of A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota and how what we’re reading connects to our faith, especially Catholic Social Teaching. We will cover 2 essays each week, typically 20-40 pages. You do not need to commit to attend every week to be part of the summer read. Parishioners and visitors are all welcome!

Our Thursday group will meet in person at Risen Savior, except for July 22nd when Vacation Bible School occurs. On July 22nd we will meet in a park or via Zoom.

Schedule for Summer Read (Thursday Mornings)

Week 1 (June 10): Introduction, “Fear of a Black Mother,” & “Disparate Impacts: Moving to Minnesota to Live Just Enough for the City” (pages 1-42)

Week 2 (June 17): “A Surrealist History of One Asian American in Minnesota” & “With an é” (pages 43-68)

Week 3 (June 24): “Trouble in Mind: To Be Black Is Blue in America” & “Brutal” (pages 69-89)

Week 4 (July 1): “Say What?” & “Red, White, and Blank” (pages 99-120)

Week 5 (July 8): “The Good Kind of Immigrants” & “Fighting the Oppressive Whiteness” (pages 121-144)

Week 6 (July 15): “Dark Trees in the Landscape of Love” & “The Price We Pay:  How Race and Gender Identity Converge” (pages 145-170)

Week 7 (July 22): “Songlines for Future Culturewalkers: (Betty) White (Crocker) Bank Take Little (House on the Prairie) Bank” & “Discomfort Zone: Minnesota Born and Raised” (pages 171-194)

Week 8 (July 29): “People Like Us” & “Seeds for Seven Generations” (pages 195-223)


1501 E. County Rd. 42
Burnsville, MN 55306 United States