Lutheran Church of the Resurrection
1950 Nagel Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45255 (Anderson Township)
Registration is requested. A virtual option will be available. Please register at: https://summerbook.eventbrite.com
Greater Anderson Promotes Peace (GAPP) and Anderson Churches for Racial Unity (ACRU) announce the 2022 Summer Book Study selection, which is:
Dear White Friend: The Realities of Race, the Power of Relationships and Our Path to Equity, By Melvin J. Gravely, II.
About the book (from the website, www.dearwhitefriend.com):
Melvin Gravely eloquently accomplishes what many have undoubtedly wished to do: talk openly to someone we know about race in the United States today. Gravely uses significant experience as a business and civic leader to express a rare balance in this timely message. Dear White Friend is a forthright, collegial conversation via chapters in the form of letters, each with a combination of personal reflection and meaningful hard facts. Gravely challenges the reader but without judgment or indictment. His depth of thought, deftness of expression, and clear, layman’s terms make for an urgent call to begin to close the gap between races in America.
The book presents an invitation to understand three questions at the heart of the issue: What is really going on with race in our country? Why must we care? And what can we do about it together? In the end, Gravely calls on us to ask ourselves, “What is my role in all of this?” After reading Dear White Friend, readers will understand why their answer to his question can change everything.
For more information about the GAPP and ACRU Summer Book Study, contact Heritage Church member Louise Lawarre.