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Calumet Book Club

Book Club Discussion

In 2020, Calumet created a Calumet Book Club in response to heinous and violent acts of racism taking place throughout the Untied States. Over the years there were many opportunities to learn and all books have been simply fantastic. Regardless of the size of the group, the Zoom chats helped with authentic learning, new understandings, and shifting perspectives. Though almost all the books have been rooted in the lousiness of racism, there were a couple of books chosen to help us think about the experience of others who experience life on the the margins.

In late 2023, Calumet was blessed to be asked to partner with the New England Synod Anti Racism Advisory Board on book discussion experiences. The first (The Myth That Made Us) NOV of 2023 engaged over 100 people! How cool is that!

In FEB of 2024, people will gather for a discussion on Dr. Jemar Tisby's book, How To Fight Racism. Wouldn't it be wonderful if many end up coming together to think deeply about ways God's people -- both as individuals and with others within systems -- can work to dismantle the power of racism! Click the **GET THE ZOOM LINK** button to join in the February discussion.

Scroll down to see all the books Calumet Nation has read together.

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2020

July -- "White Fragility"

August -- "The Cross and the Lynching Tree"

September -- "Dear Church"

October -- "The Third Reconstruction"

December -- "The Time Is Now"

2021

January -- "You Lost Me"

February -- "This Little Light of Mine" (biography of Fannie Lou Hamer)

March -- "Caste"

April -- "Vanishing Half"

May -- "White Kids: Growing Up With Privilege In A Racially Divided America"

June -- The Poems of Langston Hughes

December -- "Enrique's Journey"

2022

February -- "I Take My Coffee Black" by Tyler Merritt.

March -- "Black Wall Street" by Hannibal Johnson

2023

November -- "The Myth That Made Us" by Jeff Fuhrer

2024

February -- "How to Fight Racism" by Dr. Jemar Tisby