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Winter Study 2020: The 1619 Project

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From The New York Times Magazine

January 23-February 27

This winter you are invited to join Pastor Jessica in a journey through the 1619 Project, a program organized by The New York Times in 2019 with the goal of re-examining the legacy of slavery in the United States. It was published in August, on the 400th anniversary of the arrival in America of the first enslaved people from West Africa.

This special edition of the Times Magazine quickly sold out, receiving unprecedented interest by the American public. The work has received a mixed reception by scholars, journalists and historians.

In this six-week study we will read the Project articles and discuss them together. We will also read two articles of critique for the the Project and discuss them. Added to each conversation will be Scripture and a theological perspective, as well as questions about how our faith informs our responses to the essays.

The study will be held on Thursday nights at 7:00 p.m. from January 23- February 27. The entire Magazine is available as a PDF, but no hard copies of it are available for purchase. Copies of individual essays will be made for those who want a hard copy.

Please let Jessica know if you plan on attending, and if you’d like copies of the essays.

If you are interested in the study but are unable to come on Thursdays, please let Pastors Jessica or Michael know.

New group

Following up on interest in the congregation, we are offering a second discussion/study group for The 1619 Project. Parish Associate Rev. Ann Ohlrogge Johnson has offered to lead a group at one of the following times: Mondays, 4:00 or 5:30 p.m., Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. or Saturdays at 10 a.m.
If you are interested in reading and studying in a group that will parallel Pastor Jessica’s study on Thursday nights, please contact Ann at, or 847-204-1850.
Please let Ann know which two times work best for you. It is likely that the study will begin mid February and perhaps meet 4 times rather than 6 times, and not weekly.

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