Rid Racism Milwaukee Meeting and Program
Thursday, Sep 7th, 2017

  • 5 pm, Leadership Business Meeting
  • 7 - 8:30 pm, Book Club - 1st of 3 "The Third Reconstruction" by Rev Dr William Barber II

Bethesda Church
2810 W. Highland Boulevard


Announcing the next
"The Third Reconstruction"
by Rev Dr William Barber II

We will kick off our latest book club offering on Thursday, Sept 7 (followed by sessions on Thursdays, Sept 14 & 21). The $15 sign-up fee will cover the cost of the site and food. Participants will need to purchase the book on their own!

Sign up details will be announced soon.


The Third Reconstruction: How a Moral Movement is Overcoming the Division of Politics and Fear

The Third Reconstruction is both a blueprint for activism at the state level and an inspiring call to action from the twenty-first century’s most effective grassroots organizer.

Over the summer of 2013, Rev. William Barber led more than 100,000 people in rallies across North Carolina to protest cuts to voting rights and the social safety net, implemented by the state’s conservative legislature. These protests came to be known as Moral Mondays. Moral Mondays blossomed into the largest social movement the South has seen since the civil rights era and has since spread to other states, including Wisconsin. 

In The Third Reconstruction, Rev. Barber tells the story of how he helped lay the groundwork for the Moral Mondays movement and explores the unfulfilled promises of America’s multiethnic democracy. He draws on the lessons of history to offer a vision of a new Reconstruction, one in which a diverse coalition of citizens—black and white, religious and secular, Northern and Southern—fight side-by-side for racial and economic justice for all Americans. 

We hope that you will read and discuss this book with us to get inspired to come together to take on the issues of racism that continue to haunt our city.

White allies: Thoughts and conversations for today's movement 
May 07, 2017 by Denise Oliver Velez

“Learning about racism, recognizing racism, and becoming an anti-racist ally doesn’t happen in an
instant—it is a process. We are all shaped by our associations and experiences. I
t is important for us to hear how others came to the table and joined the struggle. This is true for all of us—no matter where we fall in the socially constructed boxes of “race.” Denise Oliver Velez
To hear some helpful insights and suggestions from key white anti-racist organizers, check out this link: http://m.dailykos.com/story/2017/5/7/1656088/-White-allies-Thoughts-and-conversations-for-today-s-movement

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