Mission statement As part of an open and affirming church with a long history of social justice engagement, the Melrose Highlands Anti-Racism Team strives to amplify BIPOC voices in our community, work inclusively to support racial justice education and outreach efforts, and commit to dismantling systemic and structural racism within our church, our city, and beyond.
Book Conversation in Honor of Black History Month
Please join the MHCC Antiracism Team in the Parlor for a conversation about the book Stony the Road by Henry Louis Gates on TuesdayFebruary 28, 2023 6:30pm - 7:30pm in honor of Black History Month.
According to the New York Times Book Review, “As essential history for our times, “Stony the Road” does a kind of cultural work that is only now becoming widespread in the United States but that Germans have been undertaking for decades. The German word for this effort is Vergangenheitsbewältigung—coming to terms with the past—and it carries connotations of a painful history that citizens would rather not confront but that must be confronted in order not to be repeated. Vergangenheitsbewältigung is essential for understanding the American past as a whole.”