Saturday, July 1, 2017

The Fire Next Time, Meeting 1

The group reading The Fire Next Time developed norms as a part of the book discussion process:

1. Leave your titles at the door
2. Allow all voices to be heard-Listen first to understand, and don’t be dismissive of the input received when we listen.
3. Trust one another
4. Practice being open minded
5. Support one another (maybe this could be better worded as Agree to disagree)
6. Have fun getting to know and learning from one another (be slow to judge, but to understand and help

7. Attack the system and not the individual

The Schedule for meeting is as follows!

1- (June 28th ) LEGACIES / ROOTS / shining a light on the darkest corners of our history / in conversation with our elders and ancestors (please read in it’s entirety "My Dungeon Shook — Letter to my Nephew on the One Hundredth Anniversary of Emancipation." and also progress to page 51.)

2 - (July 12th) RECKONING / BRANCHES / wrestling with our current predicament / talking with those with us in the present. (please continue to read "Down At The Cross — Letter from a Region of My Mind.)

3 - (July 26th) JUBILEE / SEEDS / attempting to envision a better future / speaking to our descendants and those ahead of us. (Screening of “I Am Not Your Negro”)

The next meeting is on Wednesday, July 12 from 3-4:30pm at 2578 Frankford Ave

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