In light of recent events in Charlottesville and elsewhere, the Adult Faith Formation committee has decided to postpone the previously announced “Animate” discussion series.
Instead, Rev. Corinne Freedman Ellis and Rev. Grace Anderson will co-facilitate a series called White Privilege: Let’s Talk – A Resource for Transformational Dialogue.
Each Tuesday, starting on September 19 from 6 to 7:30pm, we’ll gather in the Plymouth Room for “safe, meaningful, substantive, and bold conversations on race,” as described by the United Church of Christ, which published the curriculum.
The 12-part series features the voices of Traci Blackmon, John Dorhauer, and other leaders from the denomination speaking candidly about race and faith. Topics include The Spiritual Autobiography Told Through the Lens of Race, Whiteness as the Norm, The Cash Value of Whiteness, and On Becoming an Ally.
This class will be BYO dinner. If you want to place a sandwich order, please get in touch with Emily Gurnon at firstname.lastname@example.org. Childcare will be provided. Feel free to bring guests for this important dialogue. Thank you!
To promote group cohesion and a sense of safety in difficult conversations, we require that you be able to attend 7 of the 12 total sessions to participate. Can’t come this fall? We’re offering the curriculum again at a future date.