A new initiative of the Dismantling Racism Committee is the purchase of books showing diversity, tolerance, and acceptance. The Dismantling Racism Committee is aware that attitudes are formed early, so the idea took shape of finding children’s books showing diversity and inclusion in pictures and stories. Nancy Henderson and Jeanne Mueller have led the effort to find such books and ways to distribute them. To begin, they would purchase books for Catonsville Presbyterian Church (for the back of the sanctuary and classrooms), Grace AME Church, the CPC Child Care Center, and Catonsville Elementary School. Plans include purchasing paperback books to be used at the House of Ruth. Preference for purchasing the books would be from minority owned businesses. This is a pilot project and will be adjusted as time goes on. Thanks to the Peace and Justice Committee for supporting this effort.
Save the Date
May 17 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. via Zoom.
The Dismantling Racism Committee will host a video viewing and discussion focusing on the current and historic roots of racism faced by the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities and highlighted in the #StopAsianHate and #StopAAPIHate move- ments. Register for the May Video Discussion at https://catonsvillepres.org/event/dismantling-racism-may-video-discussion/.