Beloved Conversations: Meditations on Race and Ethnicity

The Spring 2019 session of Beloved Conversations is currently underway. Check back for future enrollment opportunities.

We are excited to bring back Beloved Conversations — a small-group curriculum for exploring the role of race/ethnicity in our lives. It’s a time for compassion, grace, risk-taking, vulnerability, and the healing joy when cross-racial relationships are reconciled. Not only does it offer opportunities for individual change for people who are white, but it provides organizational support for institutional change and faith formation resources explicitly for people of color. This curriculum has been used by nearly 150 UU congregations across the country since it launched 5 years ago.

Topics:

* Deep Check-in: Making Sense of the Retreat; the Invisible Footprint of Racial/Ethnic History
* Exploring Our Dynamic of Racism and Privilege
* Racism Today: Micro-Aggressions
* Interrupting Racism
* Community Audit: The Experience of Race and Ethnicity in Your Community
* Power and Process: How Institutional Change Happens in Our Congregations
* Prophetic Vision: Towards a Multicultural Congregation in Solidarity with the World
* Building the Bridge Between Our Present and Our Future

Learn more at the Fahs Collaborative.

2019 Schedule:

Beloved Conversations opens with a day-and-a-half-long learning laboratory in the form of a deep immersive “Retreat.” The Retreat explicitly models the learning style and spirit of the curriculum and encourages participants to go deep quickly. Following the retreat, cohorts will meet for eight 2-hour sessions. These sessions will be facilitated by trained teams from the congregation and supported by Rev. Terri.

If you have any questions, please contact any of the following:

Rev. Terri, revterri@uucmtka.org
Jackie Smolen, jackiesmo@aol.com
Susan Goll, goll.susan@gmail.com