Dismantling Racism 101
Sing Up Here
Virtual Gatherings on Sundays, 2:00-3:30 pm beginning July 26
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In this 6-week introduction to race and racism, we seek to set the groundwork for how and why we might want to have a conversation about race. We seek to expand our sense of history, to learn the history of racism itself and to see how it has impacted our community here in Loveland. Finally, we will look at what is already being done and what may yet be done in our community to work to end racism here. All are welcome to participate! Please contact the Church Office or Pastor Thandiwe for additional information.
July 26: Grounding this work in our Faith
The Danger of the Single Story, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
August 2: Expanding our Sense of History
Discussion of Africa's Great Civilizations Episode 1 & 2
August 9: Discussion of The Myth of Race Part 1: The Difference Between Us
August 16: Discussion of The Myth of Race Part 2: The Story We Tell
August 23: Locating Ourselves
Exploring how racism has impacted Loveland and Colorado
August 30: Moving Forward
What is already being done in our immediate community to promote anti-racism (Loveland Police Department)
Next Steps for Us
Through this learning, we seek to empower ourselves and one another to take action that will make our homes, families, congregation and wider community a more inclusive, just and loving community for ALL God’s children.
Racism Through the Lens of White Privilege: A Spiritual Quest
Webinar Offered Through Spiritual Direction Colorado
DATES: Saturdays: Sept. 26, Oct. 3 & Oct. 10
TIME: 11:00 am - 12:15 pm MDT
White people often experience race and racism as belonging to others rather than being our issue as well. We need to become aware that we are an integral part of systemic, structural, and institutional racism. As we who have unearned advantages come to terms with our white privilege, we become more effective in dismantling institutional oppression and unjust systems. This work is an essential part of our spiritual journeys as it guides our discovery of who we are and how we are called to be in this turbulent time.
This webinar is presented by Reverend Jane Vennard. Jane was called to the ministry of teaching and spiritual direction and ordained in 1987 by the United Church of Christ. She is retired senior adjunct faculty of spiritual formation at the Iliff School of Theology, a spiritual director in private practice and the author of eight books. In her retirement Jane has turned her attention and her teaching to racism and white privilege.
Everyone is encouraged to attend this free event.
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