Registration Now Open for Beloved Conversations 2020

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We’re excited to bring back Beloved Conversations again this winter. Around 40 UUCM members and friends have already gone through this immersive small-group curriculum for exploring race/ethnicity in our lives and in the life of this congregation. It is a meaningful and deep experience as we work to interrupt racism and dig into how racial truths shape our ways of being with each other. The curriculum holds space for compassion, grace, risk-taking and vulnerability. It is open to people who are white and people of color and uses a caucus model for same-race breakout discussions.

This may be the last offering of this program for a while. If you’ve been on the fence or would like to take it again (which we encourage!), don’t miss out. The cohort is limited to 14 people. Click here to register.

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.

2020 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.

The UUCM kick-off retreat will be on Friday, January 10, from 6-9 pm (includes dinner) and on Saturday, January 11, from 8:30 am – 5 pm (includes breakfast and lunch). It will be facilitated by Jack Slowriver.

Following the retreat, cohorts will meet for eight sessions held from 1-3 pm on the following Sundays: January 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16, 23, March 1, 8. They will be co-facilitated by trained members from the congregation and Rev. Terri.

Participants are to attend the entire opening retreat and at least 7 of the 8 weekly sessions, barring unexpected life events. It is critically important that participants commit to this schedule, so please confirm your availability before registering.

To register, click here. Registration closes December 31.

If you have any questions, please contact Rev. Terri at revterri@uucmtka.org.

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  1. I can honestly say this curriculum began my journey to better understand white privilege, and opened my eyes in ways I didn’t realize needed to occur. I considered myself open-minded and aware before this curriculum, but I learned a TON during these 8 weeks. I highly recommend it!

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