Candid Conversations

Montgomery County’s Faith Community Working Group invites you to participate in a new program, “Candid Conversations on Race” based on facilitated book or film discussion groups meeting this fall & winter.

Participants will learn how our racialized society affects all people. Multiple book groups and a film discussion group, located throughout the county, based on books chosen to raise awareness of racism and white privilege meeting 4-5 times in the Fall & Winter. Participants MUST purchase their own copy of the book they select.



Updated list of groups, Candid Conversation on Race

Book/FilmDate & TimeLocation
Waking Up WhiteNov. 5, 4:30-6:30 PM
(First Tuesday Afternoons)
Park Potomac Place
(Board Room)
12500 Park Potomac Ave
Potomac, MD 20854
So You Want to Talk about RaceNov. 5, 6:45-9 PM
(First Tuesday Evenings)
Rockville Public Library
Room 331
21 Maryland Ave
Rockville, MD 20850
So You Want to Talk about RaceNov. 13, 3-5 PM
(Second Wednesday Afternoons)
6101 Executive Blvd.
Suite 300
North Bethesda, MD 20852
White FragilityNov. 13, 7-9 PM
(Second Wednesday Evenings)
Catholic Charities Family Center
12247 Georgia Ave Silver Spring, MD 20902
Waking Up WhiteNov. 7, 3-5 PM
(First Thursday Afternoons)
Cedar Lane UU Chuch
9601 Cedar Lane
Bethesda, MD 20814
Race – the Power of an Illusion Nov. 14, 6:45-9 PM
(Second Thursday Evenings)
Cedar Lane UU Chuch
9601 Cedar Lane
Bethesda, MD 20814

If interested, please contact You will be contacted by the facilitators of the group that you want to join. Participants must purchase their own copy of the book.

Groups are forming in early November, and will continue to meet monthly for four more months. To join a group, please respond as soon as possible. You may join any of these groups when they meet next in December. After the December meetings, these groups will be closed to additional participants. 

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