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Book Discussion: “How to Fight Racism”

With Lakeside Chautauqua’s 150th Anniversary just around the corner, we’re excited to introduce you to Lakeside Onlinea new way to connect with friends year-round, explore the Chautauqua experience from the comfort of home and catch a sneak peek of what’s in store for the Sesquicentennial Celebration next summer.  

From December through April, discuss books written by next summer’s visiting authors and keynote speakers, participate in virtual conversations with the Chautauqua Pillar Directors and make the holiday season meaningful with an Advent Study.

How to Fight Racism by Jemar Tisby
Discussion Hosts: Bob & Cindy Grimm
Monday, Feb. 6 | 7-8 p.m. 

Lakeside Chautauqua is excited to welcome author Jemar Tisby, as one of our Chautauqua Lecture Series keynote speakers. He will take the stage of Hoover Auditorium on Tuesday, July 11 at 8 p.m.

In preparation for his lecture, you’re invited to join a virtual book discussion about his book How to Fight Racism: Courageous Christianity & the Journey Towards Racial Justice, led by Lakesiders Bob and Cindy Grimm. Connect with friends across the country to exchange thoughts, questions and ideas about this book. Lakesiders are encouraged to read selected books prior to our discussions.

About the Book

Winner of the 2022 ECPA Christian Book Award for Faith & Culture, this book explores how we effectively confront racial injustice. Moving beyond talking about racism and equipping ourselves to fight against it.


For the inaugural year of Lakeside Online, programs will be free-of-charge. Donations are gratefully accepted to support these mission-driven programs. Visit lakesideohio.com/today to make a contribution. Sign up for one or all of the experiences. Zoom links will be sent via email 48 hours in advance of each program. For questions, contact Jeannie Fleming-Gifford, Vice President of Programming, at jeannie@lakesideohio.com

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Discussion Hosts: Bob & Cindy Grimm

Bob and Cindy Grimm have been Lakeside homeowners on Vine Avenue for the past 22 years. Bob is a former Lakeside Association Board member, and Cindy is active with the Lakeside Heritage Society and the current Co-Chair of Lakeside’s Sesquicentennial Steering Committee. They both enjoy restoring wooden boats and are members of the Lakeside Wooden Boat Society. The Grimms have one daughter and two grandchildren.

About the Author

Jemar Tisby credits the beginnings of his faith journey to a friend from high school who was an evangelist at the age of 15. He invited Tisby to go to (his very white, very evangelical) youth group with him. Tisby started going because it was a social outlet – they played sports, there were girls — all the best reasons to attend church activities as a high schooler. Over time, the youth pastor’s messages really sunk in and helped Tisby see the attraction to this new way of life.

While getting his degree at the University of Notre Dame, Tisby began attending his first, explicitly reformed Christian church. At most services, he was the only Black person in the congregation. But the book-by-book and verse-by-verse exposition of scripture scratched an intellectual itch he had for understanding Christianity.

Read More About Jemar Tisby


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Feb 06, 2023


7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/Denver
  • Date: Feb 06, 2023
  • Time: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm




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