This Sunday’s service: “The New Jim Crow”

The UUA-recommended The New Jim Crow, by Michelle Alexander, is a powerful book revealing the ways in which we are still keeping people of color in a separate caste. At our service this Sunday, September 22, the Reverend Frieda Gillespie will lead a discussion on how this is so and how we participate.

Subtitled Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, Alexander’s book has been called “a stunning account of the rebirth of a caste-like system in the United States, one that has resulted in millions of African Americans locked behind bars and then relegated to a permanent second-class status — denied the very rights supposedly won in the Civil Rights Movement.”

The Social Action Committee invites you to participate in a discussion of the sermon topic after the service. Light refreshments will be provided.

The service will begin at 10:30 a.m., followed by coffee and fellowship at about 11:30. Religious education classes for children and youth are offered, and visitors are always welcome.