As part of our Becoming Beloved Community initiative, we will offer a 10-part series developed by The Episcopal Church called Sacred Ground. This film-and readings-based dialogue series will focus on examining the history of racism and the struggle for racial justice in our country. The syllabus will explore Indigenous, Black, Latino, and Asian/Pacific American histories as they intersect with European American histories.
Group(s) will meet on the second Tuesday of the month October through July. (See below for a full schedule.) Each session will last two (2) hours, from 6:00 - 8:00 pm and will require several hours of preparation, either reading or watching video(s). Participants will be given access to a website with links to each month's films in order to watch them at home before the monthly discussions. In addition, we will offer viewing options for those who would like to watch the films together. The sessions will be facilitated by Megan Hughes Johnson, chair of Redeemer's Becoming Beloved Community Steering Committee, and Amy Howton, Becoming Beloved Community Coordinator for the Episcopal Church in Southern Ohio.
Childcare is available. Please indicate that need when you register.
Second Tuesdays, 6:00 - 8:00 pm, The Great Hall
There is no registration cost and the majority of the materials will be available for free online. However, there are two books that we will reference throughout the series. Jesus and the Disinherited by Howard Thurman and Waking Up White, and Finding Myself in the Story of Race by Debby Irving. These will be available for purchase at the first gathering on October 8, or you may choose to obtain them in advance. Those interested in participating are encouraged to register now. As registration is open to the broader diocesan community, the limited spaces will fill up quickly. Registration for this series has closed.
Once you have registered, you will receive a syllabus and more information about the first meeting, look for it in your email inbox the week of September 16.