Upcoming Events

Patriotism in Black and White: What Does It Mean to Be an American?

When:
February 20, 2021 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
2021-02-20T13:00:00-05:00
2021-02-20T14:00:00-05:00
Where:
Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church
virtual

WSPC Christian Education and Church Life Committees will present a Black History Month program led by Dr. Mary McGriff.  Racism and Patriotism appear at odds in the United States!  The central lesson of the African-American political/ social history is that the ideals and  promises of American democracy have not been fully realized for them, and there is cynicism and ambivalence about the meanings and practices of authentic patriotism.  How can Black people assume the role of patriots (with pride in their country) while experiencing ongoing systemic racism?  What can we learn from differing perspectives of historical and contemporary Black leaders?  Please join us for this timely and important discussion!

Pre-Reading – If possible, please take five minutes to read Black Patriotism: When Love of Country Means Holding It Accountable:

https://www.npr.org/2020/07/03/886535795/for-some-black-americans-love-of-country-means-holding-it-accountable

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