Get ready for the Fall 2021 Season of Barrington’s Courageous Conversations by joining their Summer Book Club & Signing Up TODAY for your Fall, 2021 Season Passes!
How do we foster greater inclusion & belonging in our communities? Join hosts Rev. Dr. Zina Jacque and Jessica Green for the Fall 2021 Season of Courageous Conversations! Second Wednesdays, 7-9pm CT, September through December 2021. Events will take place in person at Barrington’s White House with a virtual offering for remote guests! Support the series and save time for yourself by registering once for all 4 sessions!
- Wednesday, September 8:
Seeing No Stranger, with Eboo Patel & David French
- Wednesday, October 13:
Befriending Radical Disagreement, with R. Derek Black & Matthew Stevenson
- Wednesday, November 10:
Minding How Media Shapes Our Minds, with Dr. Stephanie Edgerly
- Wednesday, December 8:
Reckoning with Injustice, with Aaron Niequist
- Virtual instructions will be provided prior to each session.
ASL interpreting available upon request. Please contact Barrington’s White House.
Courageous Conversations’ Summer Book Club will help you prepare for their lineup of speakers this fall. Here are the books and gathering dates:
- Wednesday, June 9: The Sum of Us
Join Courageous Conversations for a virtual summer book club with Barrington Area Library! In June we’ll be reading & discussing the New York Times Bestseller The Sum of Us by Heather McGhee. Free & open to the public, all welcome! Advance registration required to receive Zoom link: Click here to register.
- Wednesday, July 14: Minor Feelings
Join Courageous Conversations for a virtual summer book club with Barrington Area Library! In July we’ll be reading & discussing the New York Times Bestseller Minor Feelings by Cathy Park Hong. Free & open to the public, all welcome! Advance registration required to receive Zoom link: Click here to register.
- Wednesday, August 11: Rising Out of Hatred
In August, Courageous Conversations along with the Barrington Area Library will be reading & discussing the Rising Out of Hatred: The Awakening of a Former White Nationalist by Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Eli Saslow. Free & open to the public, all welcome! Advance registration required to receive Zoom link: Click here to register.
Here are past articles for our takeaways from the 2020-2021 season of Courageous Conversations:
- September, 2020 – Standing in Another’s Shoes
- October, 2020 – Parenting for Inclusion
- November, 2020 – Repairing Civic Trust & Becoming America
- December, 2020 – Healing Our Communities
- February, 2021 – Love, Anger & Apology
- March, 2021 – Calling In or Calling Out
Courageous Conversations is presented by Urban Consulate and Barrington’s White House and made possible by your ticket purchase and generous support from Barrington Area Community Foundation, BMO Wealth Management, Jessica & Dominic Green, Kim Duchossois, Tyler & Danielle Lenczuk, Cobey & Erich Struckmeyer, Young Chung, Susan & Rich Padula, Carol & David Nelson, Dennis Barsema, Julie Kanak & Mike Rigali. To learn more and listen to the podcast, visit CourageousCommunity.us.
Photos from Courageous Conversations at Barrington’s White House by Linda Barrett.