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SACRED SELF-GUIDED BOOK CLUB: SO YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT RACE BY ILJEOMA OLUO

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We're Learning - And Reading. Join us on the inner journey of becoming actively anti-racist. In our new self-guided book club, we're featuring a book every month with weekly prompts for reflection. To kick-off the series, we're reading "So You Want to Talk About Race" by Ijeoma Oluo. 

What is a self-guided book club? A self-guided book club is one that is conducted independently within community. Those who register for this book club will receive weekly reading prompts to deepen understanding, inspire reflection, prompt discussion and stay accountable.

When does it start / end? Starting June 18, we will read "So You Want to Talk About Race" by Iljeoma Oluo. Reading prompts will be sent weekly on Thursdays, starting June 18 and running for 4 weeks. The goal is to complete this book by July 16.

  • Thursday June 18: Intro & Chapters 1 - 3 (Reading Prompts #1)
  • Thursday June 25: Chapters 4 - 8 (Reading Prompts #2)
  • Thursday July 2: Chapters 9 - 13 (Reading Prompts #3)
  • Thursday July 9: Chapters 14 - 17 (Reading Prompts #4)
  • Thursday July 16: Finish the book and find out about the next one!

Where can I connect with other readers? We will be posting each week’s reading prompts on our Instagram @SacredSpaceMiami to create a space for discussion. We encourage you to add a comment on each week’s post with your thoughts, ideas and feelings to open up the discussion with other readers.

How do I join? To join the book club, register at the 'book now' button above to ensure you receive the weekly reading prompts. Then, go ahead and order "So You Want to Talk About Race" by Iljeoma Oluo on Amazon or for a paper-free, eco-conscious option, download the audio-book on Audible. Click here to order / download the book.

About the Book: In this New York Times bestseller, Ijeoma Oluo offers a hard-hitting but user friendly examination of race in America. Widespread reporting on aspects of white supremacy - from policy brutality to the mass incarceration of Black Americans - has put a media spotlight on racism in our society. Still, it is a difficult subject to talk about. How do you tell your roommate her jokes are racist? Why did your sister-in-law take offense when you asked to touch her hair - and how do you make it right? How do you explain white privilege to your white, privileged friend? In "So You Want to Talk About Race" Ijeoma Oluo guides readers of all races through subjects ranging from intersectionality and affirmative action to "model minorities" in an attempt to make the seemingly impossible possible: honest conversations about race and racism, and how they effect almost every aspect of American life.

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