IG Live: All the White Friends I Couldn't Keep with Andre Henry & Britt Hawthorne - March 29 @ 7:00 CST
When: Tuesday, March 29 at 7:00 pm CST
How: Set your calendar reminder for March 29 @ 7:00 PM CST and we'll see you on Instagram!
About the Book
In ALL THE THE WHITE FRIENDS I COULDN’T KEEP: Hope--and Hard Pills to Swallow--About Fighting for Black Lives, Henry explores how the historical divides between Black people and non-Black people are expressed through our most mundane interactions, and why this struggle won’t be resolved through civil discourse, diversity hires, interracial relationships, or education. What we need is a revolution, one that moves beyond symbolic progress to disrupt systems of racial violence and inequality in tangible, creative ways.
Sharing stories from his own path to activism—from studying at seminary to becoming a student of nonviolent social change, from working as a praise leader to singing about social justice—and connecting those experiences to lessons from successful nonviolent struggles in America and around the world, Andre Henry calls on Black people and people of color to divest from whiteness and its false promises, trust what their lived experiences tell them, and practice hope as a discipline as they work for lasting change.
About the Author
Andre Henry is an award-winning musician, writer, and activist contending for the world that ought to be. He is a columnist for Religion News Service and the author of the newsletter “Hope and Hard Pills.” His activism in pursuit of racial justice has been featured in The New Yorker and The Nation, and on The Liturgists Podcast.
About the Moderator
Britt Hawthorne (she/her) is a Black bi-racial momma, teacher, author, and anti-bias and antiracist facilitator. Together with her beloved partner, they are raising their children to become empathic, critical thinkers, embracing justice, and activism. To learn more, visit BrittHawthorne.com.