Dr. Karen Gaffney, author of Dismantling the Racism Machine, will lead a discussion of The Sum of Us by Heather McGhee at the Summit Free Public Library, on Thursday, October 13, from 7:00PM to 8:00PM. This program will be co-hosted by the Summit Interfaith Council AntiRacism Committee and the Summit Free Public Library, and will also be streamed online via Zoom.
Dr. Gaffney is a Professor of English at Raritan Valley Community College in New Jersey, where she teaches Race in American Literature and Popular Culture. In this discussion, she will break down the book The Sum of Us, its core tenets, the personal journey of its author, and how it can teach us to actively dismantle and combat institutional and interpersonal discrimination, in the workplace and in our own lives. The Sum of Us emphasizes that the effects of structural racism impact and weaken us all, and in working together to overcome it, we can all share an equitable and just future.
“The Summit Interfaith Council AntiRacism Committee is excited to be partnering with the Summit Free Public Library for a community discussion of this important book,” says Ellen Boylan of the Summit Interfaith Council AntiRacism Committee. “McGhee’s message is one of hope and unity, and we look forward to having this conversation with the Summit community.”
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This program is made possible by a grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.