As we welcome 2021 and the reflection and intentions that a new year brings, we join many faith communities in trying to come to terms with the racial turbulence of the past and of 2020. On that note, the Racial Justice Committee will host a series of virtual speakers for the commemoration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and the start of Black History Month.

We encourage you to engage by Zooming in, opening your mind to some history and new perspectives, and being part of a meaningful dialogue.

Monday, January 25 at 7 p.m. Todd Maxman, New Trier Social Studies Faculty, will present on “Race on the North Shore: Some Local History in Our Community and in Our Schools.” Moderator is Scott Meyers, Racial Justice Committee. View this class now.

Monday, February 1 at 7 p.m. Robin Steinberg, CEO of The Bail Project, will do a presentation on “Reimagining Justice in America.” Moderator is George Wishart, Kenilworth Union Board of Trustees. View this class now.

Monday, February 8 at 7 p.m.  Rabbi Samuel Gordon of the Congregation Sukkat Shalom in Wilmette will lead a book discussion on Isabel Wilkerson’s book Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents. Moderators are Bill Evertsberg, Kenilworth Union Senior Minister and Dana Connell, Co-Chair Racial Justice Committee. View this class now.

Registration is closed for these classes, please view or review classes at the links above.
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