SPSA is planning a book study on “Stand Your Ground: Black Bodies and the Justice of God” by the Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas, an Episcopal priest at Holy Comforter in Washington, DC and a professor at Goucher College in Towson, MD. The book was written in response to the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Florida in 2012 and the subsequent trial and acquittal of George Zimmerman, the man who shot Martin. Dr. Douglas is the mother of a young adult son and she writes her book from a deeply personal perspective, but also provides a highly-researched study of how the notion of white supremacy continues to govern many of our societal institutions.
This is an important topic for SPSA to explore and we want to give as many folks as possible the chance to read the book before we begin to meet and share insights.
Over the next several Sundays, we’ll be offering the book for sale during Coffee Hour.