Racial Justice Book Discussion: The Third Reconstruction

Event details

  • Saturday | February 18, 2017
  • 1:00 pm
  • 245 Porter Lake Dr. Springfield, MA 01106
  • 4137362324

The Racial Justice team at UUSGS is hosting a discussion of Rev. William Barber’s important new book, The Third Reconstruction: Moral Mondays, Fusion Politics, and the Rise of a New Justice Movement.

This book has been chosen as the 2016-17 Unitarian Universalist Common Read. Unitarian Universalists were electrified at General Assembly 2016 by Rev. Barber’s call for building and sustaining a movement for justice for all people. Now is a moment for Unitarian Universalists to answer that call. The Third Reconstruction offers helpful, practical guidance for engaging with justice movements born in response to local experiences of larger injustices. Drawing on the prophetic traditions of the Jewish and Christian scriptures, while making room for other sources of truth, the book challenges us to ground our justice work in moral dissent, even when there is no reasonable expectation of political success, and to do the hard work of coalition building in a society that is fractured and polarized.

All are welcome.  Copies of the book are available in the Book Nook in Friendship Hall; they are also available online.