Anti-Black Racism Book Challenge
March 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
This Lent, we are challenging the congregation to read one book about anti-Black racism, and then spend an evening discussing the book with others. Churches in the North Toronto Cluster are leading these discussion nights on Zoom. Read on for details of the discussion of:
Rev. Stephen Milton from LPCC will moderate discussion
Hernandez is a Toronto-based author who writes fiction from a queer BIPOC perspective. Her first novel was Scarborough, which looked at the lives of racialized poor people in that part of the city. Crosshairs is the tale of a racist takeover of Toronto by the Ontario government, set in the very near future. Black, brown and queer people are rounded up or on the run. Hernandez deftly extrapolates from the present to a racist future that looks all the more plausible after the January 6th insurrection in the US.