Trinity Episcopal Church hosts upcoming events to raise awareness of racism

Shelburne’s Trinity Episcopal Church, through its Outreach Committee, is looking to address and overcome racism in our communities. 

Organizers say that although racism may seem like a distant problem to many Vermonters, it does exist in Vermont and it can be very divisive. The church will focus on three upcoming activities:

• A family movie night Aug. 17 starting at 6 p.m. with a showing of “Hidden Figures,” based on the true story of African-American women who played key roles in the U.S. space program. This get-together will include simple dinner and popcorn. Please RSVP on Eventbrite so the right amount of food is available.

• Weekly readings and videos available online. Email the church at france@trinityshelburne.org and ask to be added to the e-news list to receive the links.   

• A book discussion is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Sept. 20. Former South Burlington teacher, state representative and writer with an interest in black history, Bob Walsh, will lead the discussion involving the book “Between the World and Me” by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Refreshments provided. Copies of the book are for sale at a discount at Hopkins Bookstore inside Trinity Church, 5171 Shelburne Road.

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