"Vineyard Reads: Racial Justice," a MVNC's book discussion group in collaboration with the West Tisbury Library, focuses on important readings and challenging views on race and racial attitude awareness. Participants will read, discuss, reflect on three books, and conclude with a wrap-up and future action planning session.
This book program is part of MVNC's series of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion anti-bias educational programs that aim to engage the Island community in productive conversations on racial attitude awareness, privilege, bias, institutional racism, and micro-inequities. The group is open and free to Vineyard nonprofit Boards, leaders, staff and volunteers, and interested individuals of the Island community.
Learn more about MVNC's DE&I programs HERE.
The book discussions will be held November 2020 - February 2021 on Zoom. The Zoom login will be sent to you upon your RSVP.
Faith and Boundaries *UPDATED
Author: David Silverman will join the discussion
Book Discussion: Thursday, December 3rd at 12 pm
Faith and Boundaries by Author David Silverman, uses the story of Martha's Vineyard Wampanoags to examine how it was possible for Indians and Europeans to live peacefully in early America and for Indians to survive as distinct communities. On an island marked by centralized English authority, missionary commitment, and an Indian majority, the Wampanoags' adaptation to English culture, especially Christianity, checked violence while safeguarding their land, community, and ironically, customs, even as the racial barrier between peoples grew more rigid.
Join by phone (US) +1 253-215-8782
Please contact us if you have any questions at Jackie@mvnonprofits.org.
P.O. Box 1018 West Tisbury, MA 02575