Readings for Resistance & Resilience
Join Rev. Carl for a monthly Congregational Conversation at 10:45am during the Middle Hour between the two Sunday Services.
Our current focus is This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color (Fourth Edition), edited by Cherríe Moraga and Gloria Anzaldúa (SUNY Press, 1981/2015), which has often been referred to as "the 'bible' of women of color feminism."
You are welcome to attend and participate in these sessions whether or not you have had a chance to complete the readings in advance.
Summer 2017, part 1: Orwell, Atwood, Butler: Reading for Resistance & Resilience in the Age of Trump
Summer 2017, part 2: Insights from Octavia Butler’s 1998 Novel that Predicted a “Make American Great Again” President
The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
- Sunday, September 9, 2018, 10:40am - 11:20am (sanctuary): “The World House” (1967) (The Radical King, p. 75-96).
- Sunday, November 18, 2018, 10:40am - 11:20am (sanctuary): “Letter from Birmingham Jail” (April 12, 1963) (The Radical King, p. 127-145).
- Sunday, December 16, 2018, 10:40am - 11:20am (sanctuary): Christmas Eve Sermon for Peace.
- Sunday, January 20, 2019: “The Other America” (March 10, 1968) (The Radical King, p. 235-244).
- Sunday, February 24, 2019: “The Drum Major Instinct” (February 4, 1968) (The Radical King, p. 253-264).
- Sunday, March 17, 2019: “Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence” (April 4, 1967) (The Radical King, p. 201-217)
- Sunday, May 19, 2019: “I've Been to the Mountaintop” (April 3, 1968) (The Radical King, p. 265-275)
Fall 2018 Congregational Book Study: White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo (Beacon Press, 2018: 192 pages)
Spring 2019 Congregational Book Study: Justice on Earth: People of Faith Working at the Intersections of Race, Class, and the Environment (UUA Common Read)
Fall 2019 - Spring 2020 Book Study: This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color (Fourth Edition), edited by Cherríe Moraga and Gloria Anzaldúa (SUNY Press, 1981/2015), which has often been referred to as "the 'bible' of women of color feminism."
- September 2019: Frontmatter & Introduction (xiii - xlvii), also known as "everything before page 1"
- October 2019: I. "Children Passing in the Streets: The Roots of Our Radicalism"
- November 2019: II. "Entering the Lives of Others: Theory in the Flesh"
- December 2019: III. "And When You Leave, Take Your Pictures With You: Racism in the Women’s Movement"
- January 2020: IV. "Between the Lines: On Culture, Class, and Homophobia"
- February 2020: V. "Speaking in Tongues: The Third World Woman Writer"
- March 2020: VI. "El Mundo Zurdo: The Vision"
- April 2020: Appendix
Spring 2020 UUA Common Read: UUA Common Read: "An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States" by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz (Beacon Press, 2015) OR "An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States for Young People," adapted by Jean Mendoza and Debbie Reese (Beacon Press, 2019)
(The short link to this page is frederickuu.org/readings.)