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Review of Antiracism resource

Caste by Isabel Wilkerson
Reviewed by Katie Henrikson
The author argues that the problem here is not just racism, but also caste. Her comparison of the US and India is pretty convincing. (I'm less persuaded by her comparison with Nazi Germany.) She suggests that caste is the reason the racism problem refuses to go away - in India, where there's not an obvious color difference in people, caste persists after 80 years of its being outlawed.   It's a current book so the waiting list at the library may be long. The Albany Public Library sponsored a virtual meeting to discuss this book on Feb. 2 with Dr. Alice Green, the Executive Director of the Center for Law and Justice.


In February we’ll be officially welcoming
all those who wish to join First Presbyterian Church!
If you’re interested in becoming a member,
please contact Miriam for details
518-439-7492 or email.

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Friends and Foundation Albany Public Library presents:
Book Review—Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents 
by Isabel Wilkerson.
Reviewer: Alice P. Green, PhD, executive director, 
Center for Law and Justice, 
& adjunct professor, the University at Albany, SUNY.
Tuesday, February 2, 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Register here
The FFAPL hosts regular book reviews, author talks, and special presentations on the first and third Tuesday of the month at 12:15 pm live via Zoom. These presentations are free and open to the public.
Zoom room opens at 11:55 for socializing beforehand.
Come talk about books with the Friends!

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We will continue to offer an online Finger Labyrinth Walk and Meditation on Thursdays in February at 12:30pm via Zoom. Pastor Miriam, Certified Advanced Labyrinth Facilitator, leads each session. and our time together is 30 minutes. This time is open to all, whether you’ve walked a labyrinth in the past or not.  Register here for Thursday, February 4, to receive the zoom link. Please have a Finger Labyrinth available - you can download a paper version if you don't have your own or Jamie in the church office. Join us!
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The Adult Class Black History Month Opportunities Sunday via zoom
February 14 at 8:45– Presentation of Allegories on Race and Racism
February 21 at 11:15 – Frank Keetz on the Negro Baseball League
February 28 at 8:45 – Discussion of The Color of Law

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Mark your calendars and plan to join us for 
Intergenerational Game Night
Sat Feb 13th, 4:30-6:30pm
Everyone is invited to join this virtual event. 
Zoom in to see your fellow FPC friends and members, connect, and play together. 
Feel free to prepare your own snacks or dinner to eat during the event. 
Stay posted for the Zoom link, and mark your calendars NOW! 

Email Molly with any game suggestions or requests, and questions of course. 
We can play Jackbox party games including Fibbage, Drawful, Quiplash, & Champ'd Up, or other games such as trivia, pictionary or charades altered for virtual play.
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As part of the First Presbyterian Black History Month celebration,
the congregation always enjoyed the annual luncheon.
Unfortunately, things are different this year due to COVID.
 In lieu of the luncheon, the Black History Month Committee has compiled
 recipes from members of the Committee and friends.
The BHM Committee has also created a list of black-owned restaurants
for your use and reference.
We’d like to encourage all of you to make use of this list
to support these restaurants and food businesses during this difficult time.
We also hope you will enjoy these recipes
to try out at home during this month and beyond.
Stay tuned for further information regarding
a possible Zoom gathering in March
for fellowship and discussion about the recipes and meals
we have enjoyed from these collections.


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Education and Spiritual Formation each Sunday
Adult Education at 8:45am–9:45am
Children’s Education at 9:15am–9:45am
Virtual Youth Group at 11:00am
Find the Zoom links in Thursday’s eblast.



Tuesday, 2/2      9:00am   Men's Bible Study
                           5:30pm   Property Committee Meeting         
                           7:00pm   Membership Committee Meeting       
                           7:30pm   Social Justice & Peacemaking Committee Meeting

Wednes., 2/3    11:00am   Staff Meeting

Thurs., 2/4         7:00am    Men's Bible Study
                            4:30pm   Anti-Racism Task Force
                            7:30pm   Chancel Choir Virtual Meeting        

Sunday, 2/7       10:00am    FOCUS Worship via zoom (info in 2/4 eblast)

                           11:00am   Virtual Youth Group        

Tuesday, 2/9        9:00am   Men's Bible Study

Wednes., 2/10      6:30pm   Women's Small Group
                              7:00pm   Dads' Small Group

Thurs., 2/11         7:00am    Men's Bible Study

Saturday, 2/13     4:30pm   Intergenerational Game Night

Sunday, 2/14     8:45am    Adult Education 
Happy                9:15am   Children’s Education  
Valentine's       10:00am   Live Stream Worship (communion)
Day                   11:00am   Virtual Youth Group  

Tuesday, 2/16    9:00am   Men's Bible Study
                           7:00pm   Session Meeting   

Wednes., 2/17  10:00am   Woman to Woman Small Group
                           6:00pm   Ash Wednesday Taize service (livestreamed on FB)

Thurs., 2/18       7:00am    Men's Bible Study
                            4:30pm   Anti-Racism Task Force
                            7:30pm   Chancel Choir Virtual Meeting  

******* All meetings will be held via Zoom.*******
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