“The Sum of Us”
A Community Conversation, an interactive online webinar

Sunday, November 13, 2022 [ 2:00 – 4:00 pm MT] ~ please click for your time

2:00-4:00 pm Mountain time North America
1:00-3:00 pm Pacific time North America
3:00-5:00 pm Central time North America
4:00-6:00 pm Eastern time North America

Sunday, Nov 13, 2022, register to receive the meeting link here!

 a web link to resources that list informative summaries, podcasts and study guides for the conversation.
Please note that on October 24th, we added to those resources, a link to a series of podcasts, “Stories of Solidarity,” that were published by Heather McGhee between July and September, 2022. 
On Nov 5, we added a brief summary of the book, and a brief listing of the “Stories of Solidarity”. 

The Religious Affairs Committee of the NAACP of Boulder County invites you to an interfaith and ethical community conversation regarding our shared commitment to anti-racism and social justice.

The conversation will be based upon the book, “The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together,” by Heather McGhee, as well as podcasts and other resources. The goal is to educate area congregations about the status of racism, and the objective is to engage the community in congregational conversations and calls- to action.

Michele D. Simpson: host of KGNU’s “Black Talk”

Glenda S. Robinson: Minister, Second Baptist Church
Dr. Thomas S. Mayes: Sr. Pastor, Living Water Christian Center Church, President of The Greater Metro Denver Ministerial Alliance, & 3rd VP of Rocky Mountain NAACP
Dr. Sheila, Davis: Vice President, NAACP Boulder County, Director of Health Equity for the State of Colorado


“The Sum of Us,” by Heather McGhee, is a story told from an economist’s perspective of how racism affects and has affected both people of color as well as white people over the generations with a systemic “Zero Sum” philosophy (“Progress for people of color means a loss for white people.”). McGhee ends with the “Solidarity Dividend” (that benefits us all) philosophy and positive actions we can take.

“Hurt not others in ways that you yourself would find hurtful.”

— Buddhism, Udanavarga 5:18 (c. 600 BCE)

“What is hateful to you, do not do to your fellow.”

— Babylon Talmud, Hillel the Elder (c. 110 BCE – 10 CE)

“Do to others what you want them to do to you.”

— Matthew 7:12, New International Version

“The most righteous person is the one who consents for other people what he consents for himself, and who dislikes for them what he dislikes for himself.”
— from the Hadith of the Prophet Muhammad

NAACP Mission Statement
The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of rights for all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination

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