Join Gardening the Community and Undoing Racism Organizing Collective for a reading from DEEP DENIAL: The Persistence of White Supremacy in United States History and Life by David Billings, Core Trainer with the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 13; 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Scibelli Enterprise Center, 1 Federal Street, Springfield, MA
Come learn, reflect and be inspired!
Now more than ever we need to address the root causes of the racism and racial superiority that permeate our country and institutions.
Refreshments will be served
Copies of the book will be for sale and all proceeds will benefit the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond
Deep Denial focuses primarily on the deeply embedded notion of white supremacy, and tells us why we remain, in the words o the author, a nation hard-wired by race. Each chapter begins with an intimate and unsparingly personal account from the author’s own life. He then lays out the historical facts, while preserving the master storyteller’s connection with the reader.
“No one speaks to racism and its cure better than David Billings, a white Southerner who has seen it all. His is a voice that needs to be heard. It is a voice with a perfect pitch.” . . . .Charlayne Hunter-Gault, Emmy and Peabody Award winning journalist and civil rights pioneer.
Event sponsors: UROC of Western MA, Arise for Social Justice, Gardening the community, PV Grows Racial Equity in the Food System Working Group