BASKING RIDGE, NJ - A non-credit community course will provide an introduction to the history of race and racism in the US, address common misconceptions about race, and strategize actions to end systemic racism.

This course will be co-facilitated by Mr. Douglass Anderson and Dr. Karen Gaffney. Douglass is an anti-racism activist and a member of the Central Jersey Community Coalition and the Hunterdon County Anti-Racism Coalition. Karen is an English Professor at Raritan Valley Community College, an educator on anti-racism, a blogger at her website https://dividednolonger.com/ and the author of the upcoming book Dismantling the Racism Machine: A Manual and Toolbox.

This course will include five meetings, and we ask that participants commit to attending all five meetings since the meetings build on each other. We also ask that you read and bring the book Race: Are We So Different? (by Goodman et al.) available in libraries, bookstores, and online for less than $25.

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After you complete this introductory course, you will have the option of joining an ongoing advanced course that meets the first Tuesday of the month 7-9pm in the same location; all of the participants in this advanced course have attended the introductory course, which establishes a foundation.

Classes will be held from 7-9pm on Sept. 12, Sept. 26, Oct. 10, Oct. 24, and Nov. 14 (the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of Sept. and Oct. and the 2nd Tuesday of Nov.)

You can register (for free) for this course by going to the Facebook event page for the course to RSVP:

https://tinyurl.com/CommunityCourse

Or, you can register by emailing: karen.gaffney@raritanval.edu

The course will be offered at the Unitarian Univeralist Congregation at Somerset Hills  123 East Cliff St., Somerville. Learn about the course on Facebook: https://tinyurl.com/CommunityCourse .