Based on the true story of the hellish Dozier reform school that operated from 1900-2011, The Nickel Boys chronicles the experience of two Black boys sentenced there (one mistakenly) in the 1960s. The tension between one boy’s ideals, adopted from Martin Luther King, and the other’s skepticism leads to a decision that will echo down the decades. A story of the past that is still making news and has parallels to events today. Written by “America’s Storyteller,” as named by Time Magazine. One of Time Magazine’s 10 Best Fiction Books of the Decade, winner of the Kirkus Prize, and longlisted for the 2019 National Book Award. Discussions held Sunday, February 23, at 12:30 p.m., and Wednesday, February 26, at 7:15 p.m.
In 2016, the Beloved Community staff team was formed at Unity Church to strengthen and coordinate Unity’s anti-racism and multi-cultural work, and to share the stories of this journey with the wider community. We commit to sharing the struggles, the questions, and the collaborations here at Unity and in the wider world of our faith and city. The current members of the team include Rev. Janne Eller-Isaacs, Rev. Rob Eller-Isaacs, Rev. KP Hong, Drew Danielson, Rev. Lisa Friedman, Ahmed Anzaldúa, Pauline Eichten, and Erika Sanders. This article on BLUU will be the first in an ongoing series of reporting out current events and developments in our aspirations to realize the Beloved Community more fully in our lives.
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Graphic: How to be a racial transformer
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