January 22, 2020 | Wednesday, 7 p.m.
The 1619 Project
The 1619 Project, a publication of The New York Times Magazine, marks the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans to Jamestown, Virginia. The series highlights the contributions of black Americans and the many ways the legacy of slavery continues to shape society in the United States. The study project includes essays, photos, stories, and poems that challenge readers to examine their understanding of U.S. history by considering 1619 as the start of this nation’s story. Using both visual and written pieces from historians, journalists, playwrights, poets, authors, and artists, the publication offers the opportunity to assess and understand the full story of slavery.
The Anti-Racism Committee invites you to join a six-week session to discuss the essays and creative works of the 1619 Project. The facilitated sessions will meet Wednesdays, Jan. 22 to Feb. 19, 7-8:30 p.m. and Feb. 26, 6-7:30 p.m. Cost for materials is $10. Please RSVP by Monday, Jan. 6. You may register by email to Sheena Thomas, email@example.com and by sending your check for $10 made out to Plymouth Church with “1619 Project” in the memo line.