As part of our Becoming Beloved Community initiative, we once again invite you to participate in this 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 every other Sunday of the month October through February, with breaks for Thanksgiving and Christmas. (See below for a full schedule.) Each session will last one and a half (1 1/2) hours, from 4:30 - 6:00 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. The Dialogue Circles will be facilitated by Betsy Schram and Derek Peebles (Christ Church Cathedral) as part of a diocesan wide offering.
Every Other Sunday, 4:30 pm, Zoom
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. 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 Deadline: October 1
Once you have registered (see button below), you will receive a syllabus and more information about the first meeting.