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Conversations with White People about Racism and White Privilege

A series for white members of the St. John's congregation.  Each session includes poems, stories, or journaling to explore various ways white privilege can interrupt our efforts in working for justice, with the goal of deepening our awareness, understanding, and actions.

The three sessions take place after the Sunday service once a month and started on October 15 and will continue November 19, and January 21, from 12-1:30.  If you missed October, please don't let that keep you away. Participants may attend any number of sessions.

Facilitator:  Sharlene Cochrane is recently retired from teaching social and cultural history at Lesley University.  She is also a Courage and Renewal facilitator, providing retreats that connect who we are to the work we do, for teachers, clergy, activists, and others.  She was a member of the Courage and Renewal Diversity working group, and has provided professional development at Lesley in culturally responsive teaching.  She recently co-edited "Culturally Responsive Teaching and Reflection in Higher Education" and contributed a chapter about her own racial identity formation, entitled "Who we are is how we teach."

Earlier Event: January 21
Weekly Worship Service
Later Event: January 22
Community Yoga for Beginners