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“Me and White Supremacy” Book Study Series
Let’s begin this very important discussion with our colleagues.
We are in a time of radical transformation, growth and potential in the history of the world and, in particular, the United States of America. Many have been asking the question “What can I do”? As a community of seekers and learners, we know that we can expand our awareness in support of the rising consciousness around racism and its impact on the lives of people of color.
To that end, the Minister, Practitioner and Member Councils have joined the Diversity Inclusion Commission supported by the CSL Licensing & Credentialing Dept., and the Spiritual Development Education Dept. to create the opportunity for a dialogue among our white and white identified community members.
Together, we will dive deeply into the heart of unconscious bias and racism to learn how we can make a difference at this pivotal time in history. We have selected the book, “me and white supremacy” by Layla Saad. The book is a reflective 28-day inward journey that will be supported by this five-session book study experience.
We hope that you will accept this invitation to do the personal work towards greater inclusion, allyship and healing in a supportive group environment.
Session facilitators include Rev. Sunday Cote, Rev. Rafe Ellis and Rev. Barbara Bue. They will be joined by representatives from each council to assist in a large group discussion and small group circles throughout each series.
Registration is not open and there is no fee to attend. Please sign up for your respective collegial group. Due to a number of requests to serve the membership at an earlier date, we have re-scheduled their program for Tuesdays beginning Aug 4th running it concurrently with the Practitioner Book Study.
The schedule will be as follows:
Ministers Book Study: Fridays 8 am Pacific/9am Mountain/10am Central/11am Eastern beginning July 3rd and ending July 31, 2020. The book study series will be followed by a discussion panel on August 7 moderated by Tracy Brown RScP.
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Practitioners Book Study: Monday Evenings, 5pm Pacific/6pm Mountain/7pm Central/8 pm Eastern beginning Aug 3rd and ending Aug. 31, 2020.
Members Book Study (non-minister or practitioner): Tuesday Evenings, 5pm Pacific/6pm Mountain/7pm Central/8 pm Eastern beginning Aug. 4th and ending Sept. 1, 2020.
If you are wondering why we are structuring this journey as an affinity group for white people, it is because it is our responsibility to do this work. Please reference the resources below this email.
It is our full intention that this program will create a space to be honest without shame or judgment – an opportunity to learn and grow together. These sessions will not be recorded.
Peace and Prayers, In Partnership:
The CSL Minister Council
The CSL Practitioner Council
The CSL Member Council
The CSL Diversity Inclusion Commission
Licensing & Credentialing Department
Spiritual Development Education Department
Resources: Why Affinity Groups