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Letting the Light Lead: Spirited Explorations of Racial Identity
Friends throughout New England Yearly Meeting have been engaged in liberating conversations about racial identity and awareness (in part because of a 2016 Minute on White Supremacy, itself a response to events among Friends and in our larger society).
What does it mean to be active in the struggle for racial justice today?
How do you have conversations, even when they feel hard?
Whether you are a newcomer or a seasoned leader, come bond with other Quakers while we learn concepts and terms concerning race, share personal experiences and questions, and practice skills discussing racial identity and privilege.
What is your next step on the journey? Come find out!
Please come to this free interactive workshop, facilitated by two members of the Yearly Meeting Challenging White Supremacy work group, Susan Davies (Vassalboro Meeting) and Julie de Sherbinin (Portland Meeting).
All Friends are invited. We’ll provide light fare; you’re welcome to bring something to share.
Contact Daniel Hall at 207.542.1153 for more information.
Those who are hesitant or apprehensive about the topic of race, take heart: Friends in other workshops have reported a sense of relief, connection and renewed interest as a result of such talk.