The 1619 Project

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The New York Times Magazine’s award-winning “1619 Project” issue reframed our understanding of American history by placing slavery and its continuing legacy at the center of our national narrative. This new book substantially expands on that work, weaving together eighteen essays that explore the legacy of slavery in present-day America with thirty-six poems and works of fiction that illuminate key moments of oppression, struggle, and resistance. The essays show how the inheritance of 1619 reaches into every part of contemporary American society, from politics, music, diet, traffic, and citizenship to capitalism, religion, and our democracy itself.Join the Racial Justice Team in a series of monthly zoom meetings, beginning in January, to discuss this important work. Add the book The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story to your holiday gift wish list, begin reading, and stay tuned for meeting details in the new year.Email to participate. We will meet on Zoom from 7-8 pm on the 4th Tuesday of the month from January to May. Read along with this schedule. Discussion questions will be sent in advance to those who sign up.January 24; Chapters 1-3February 28; Chapters 4-7March 28; Chapters 8-11April 25; Chapters 12-15May 23; Chapters 16-18