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Summer Read: “A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota” (Wednesday Evening Group)

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July 7, 2021 @ 7:00 pm 8:00 pm

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.

Schedule for Summer Read (Wednesday evenings)

Week 1 (June 9): Introduction, “Fear of a Black Mother,” & “Disparate Impacts: Moving to Minnesota to Live Just Enough for the City” (pages 1-42)

Week 2 (June 16): “A Surrealist History of One Asian American in Minnesota” & “With an é” (pages 43-68)

Week 3 (June 23): “Trouble in Mind: To Be Black Is Blue in America” & “Brutal” (pages 69-89)

Week 4 (June 30): “Say What?” & “Red, White, and Blank” (pages 99-120)

Week 5 (July 7): “The Good Kind of Immigrants” & “Fighting the Oppressive Whiteness” (pages 121-144)

Week 6 (July 14): “Dark Trees in the Landscape of Love” & “The Price We Pay:  How Race and Gender Identity Converge” (pages 145-170)

Week 7 (July 21): “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