UUA Common Read – via Zoom

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Date(s) - 03/07/2021
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


As you may or may not know, each year the UUA chooses a Common Read – a book that all UU members are encouraged to read and come together and discuss. This year’s Common Read selection is Breathe by Imani Perry. We at Mission Peak UU will be pairing this with Between The World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Both books take the form of letters from black parents to their children. Each book is less than 200 pages and they are available in physical book, Kindle, and audio book form from Amazon; Breathe is available in physical book form from the UUA Book and Gift Shop; and both books are available in audiobook format from bookshop.org. Both books are also available in all formats from the Alameda County Library. If you are interested in participating please purchase the books and start reading ASAP. If you need help acquiring the books please let Jen King know.

Jen King will be leading the discussion of both books as one of our upcoming Adult RE offerings. We have scheduled four 2 hour discussion sessions (although there is a good chance they won’t run the entire 2 hours). The discussion sessions will be from 1:00-3:00 pm via Zoom on January 31, February 14 & 21, and March 7. If you would like to sign up for the class, please just let Jen know and get the books and start reading. We all need another Zoom meeting like we need a hole in the head, but these books are important and worth reading and discussing, and each interaction, even via Zoom, brings us into closer fellowship as a congregation.