Book Study: “The Sum of Us” by Heather McGhee

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Book Study: “The Sum of Us” by Heather McGhee

Join us for a dive into Heather McGhee’s “The Sum of Us.”

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Plymouth Congregational Church 1900 Nicollet Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55403

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The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together, by Heather McGhee

In the 1950s and 1960s, white officials in communities across the country opted to drain their public swimming pools rather than integrate them. Generations later, the United States still hasn’t recognized that racism has a cost for everyone. This book is an excellent analysis of how we arrived here: divided and self-destructing, materially rich but spiritually starved and vastly unequal. Our future can look different. This five-week course will dive deep into the material in the book and help us to learn what we can all do to prosper together.

This in-person book study will be presented twice, on Tuesday mornings and Wednesday evenings:

  • Tuesdays, January 17 through February 14, 10:30 a.m. to noon
  • Wednesdays, January 18 through February 15, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Registration required.

Led by Peter Eichten