August 17, 2018


Join us at T.O.W.N. (Together on Wednesday Nights) September 12, 19 and 26 when Pastor Annie leads a discussion of racism on a “heart” level with the All-Church Book Study of Debby Irving’s “Waking Up White.” Dinner is from 5:30 to 6:15pm; discussion begins at 6:15pm. Please RSVP for dinner and/or the discussion by emailing aepling@firstpresfortwayne.org or calling 462-7421 so we know how many to expect. 
 
About Waking Up White : For 25 years, Debby Irving sensed inexplicable   racial tensions in her personal and professional relationships. As a colleague and neighbor, she worried about offending people she dearly wanted to        befriend. As an arts administrator, she didn’t understand why her diversity    efforts lacked traction. As a teacher, she found her best efforts to reach out to students and families of color left her wondering what she was missing. Then, in 2009, one “aha!” moment launched an adventure of discovery and insight that drastically shifted her worldview and upended her life plan. In Waking Up White , Irving tells her often cringe-worthy story with such openness that readers will turn every page rooting for her — and ultimately for all of us.
 
You can buy the book at church for $17.99. Call Danielle Gonzalez at 426-7421, Ext. 102, email her at dgonzalez@firstpresfortwayne.org or speak to her in person. Books also can be purchased from Barnes & Noble or Amazon.