Join The Conversation

Meridian Street United Methodist Church is pleased to present Conversations on Race, a five week book study on Debby Irving's "Waking Up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race."

Study dates are January 10, 17, 24, 31 and February 7.

The last session on February 7 will be led by Dr. Leah Gunning Francis from Christian Theological Seminary and author of "Ferguson and Faith.

Click here to sign up for the series.

For more information contact Pastor Matt Landry at .

From "For twenty-five years, Debby Irving sensed inexplicable racial tensions in her personal and professional relationships. As a colleague and neighbor, she worried about offending people she dearly wanted to befriend. As an arts administrator, she didn't understand why her diversity efforts lacked traction. As a teacher, she found her best efforts to reach out to students and families of color left her wondering what she was missing. Then, in 2009, one "aha!" moment launched an adventure of discovery and insight that drastically shifted her worldview and upended her life plan. In Waking Up White, Irving tells her often cringe-worthy story with such openness that readers will turn every page rooting for her-and ultimately for all of us."