Race Matters Book Club

James Baldwin continues to speak to us through new voices of interpretation.


The next gathering of the ACTS Race Matters Book Club will discuss “Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own” by Eddie S. Glaude Jr.  He is the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor at Princeton University, author of Democracy in Black and a frequent commentator on MSNBC, CNN & PBS.


The virtual meeting on zoom will be held on Mon May 17 at 7 PM [change of date from previously announced May 24].   


Now available at https://www.alibris.com/Begin-Again-James-Baldwins-America-and-Its-Urgent-Lessons-for-Our-Own-Eddie-S-Jr-Glaude/book/46225793?matches=42 - for as low as $12.


“In this powerful and elegant book, Glaude weaves together a biography, a meditation, a literary analysis, and a moral essay on America. . . . It is at times both loving and angry, challenging and uplifting, and always beautiful. Both Baldwin and this book speak directly to today.”—Walter Isaacson, author of Steve Jobs and Leonardo da Vinci. 


As our community’s social justice interfaith network, ACTS is hopeful that dialog will bring greater awareness and action.  We had 13 folks from 8 different congregations participate in our April discussion of Baldwin’s “The Fire Next Time.” Come once or come often to share your thoughts with others on the journey. 


To make your registration for the May 17 session, email petersarverACTS@gmail.com


1085 E. Genesee Street

Syracuse, New York 13210

Tel: 315-416-6363



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