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Book Study: Waking Up White

Sundays, Jan 29 – Feb 19 // 2:00 - 3:30 pm
Led by Pat Buss, SOTV member
No cost to attend (purchase book on your own)

Are you…

  • Afraid of saying the wrong thing when it comes to race?
  • Wondering why racism is still an issue?
  • Curious about what’s behind the racial tension in current events?

Join us for a book study of Waking Up White, and Finding Myself in the Story of Race by Debby Irving. 

“For twenty-five years, Debby Irving sensed inexplicable racial tensions in her personal and professional relationships. As a colleague and neighbor, she worried about offending people she dearly wanted to befriend. As an arts administrator, she didn't understand why her diversity efforts lacked traction. As a teacher, she found her best efforts to reach out to students and families of color left her wondering what she was missing. Then, in 2009, one "aha!" moment launched an adventure of discovery and insight that drastically shifted her worldview and upended her life plan. In Waking Up White, Irving tells her often cringe-worthy story with such openness that readers will turn every page rooting for her-and ultimately for all of us.”

Sponsored by The Racial Reconciliation Group

If these dates and times don't work for your schedule, please consider joining a book study at one of our fellow coalition churches:

Tuesdays, Jan. 10-31, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Fridays, Jan. 6-27, 12:00 – 1:00 pm (bring your lunch)
Easter Lutheran Church on the Hill
4200 Pilot Knob Road, Eagan, MN 55122
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Sundays, Jan. 8-29, 10:45 am -12:15 pm
Easter Lutheran Church by the Lake
4545 Pilot Knob Road, Eagan MN 55122
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Thursdays, Feb. 2-23, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Advent United Methodist Church
3945 Lexington Avenue South, Eagan, MN 55123
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If you’re a faith leader interested in hosting your own Waking Up White Book Study, please contact Pastor Wendy Steger at (952) 985-7305 or