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Beloved Conversations on Race and Ethnicity

Date/Time       Location
02/26/2017  2:00 pm - 4:00 pm       Children's Chapel

Beloved Conversations is an experiential curriculum that provides a space to re-form/fuse the brokenness of racism into new patterns of thought and behavior ushering in social and spiritual healing. New ways of being are learned through the actions of conversation and probing dialogue.

Each session poses questions that connect with both the sources of inspiration as well as the challenges of race/ethnicity that slow our human journey toward wholeness. As such, the curriculum differs from many approaches to anti-racism/multicultural work in that it frames the discussion not only in terms of demo- graphic urgency or cultural critiques (both of which are useful to understand!), but how developing skills and the habits of an anti-racist mind helps everyone – those in dominant groups as well as those who are targets of oppression – heal from the wounds of racism.

Following the opening retreat, participants will engage in 2 hour sessions covering the following topics:
 The Footprint of Racial & Ethnic History in Your Community
 Exploring the Dynamic of Racism and Privilege
 Racism Today: Micro-Aggressions
 Interrupting Racism
 Community Audit: The Experience of Race & Ethnicity in your Community
 The Legacy of Racism
 Toward a New Identity: How Can We Be-in-the-World?
 Collecting our Wisdom: A Celebration of Learning and Commitment

Facilitator: Rev. Leslie Takahashi
Retreat: Friday January 27th (evening) and Saturday January
28th (all day)
Classes: Sundays, February 5th, 26th, March 12th, 26th, April 9th, 23rd, May 14th, and
Time: 2:00 p.m. — 4:00 p.m.
Location: retreat will be at either FUCO or MDUUC, classes at MDUUC’s Children’s Chapel
Fee: none


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