Transforming People and Communities
Liberatory Path Book Study: "So You Want to Talk
About Race" by Ijeoma Oluo
This four part study on Thursday nights in September and October is being offered to folks who may not have done much work already around racial justice but feel that it is time to start, or people who have begun their journey toward being a white ally and don't have the opportunity to talk about it with folks in their own circle. There is no cost for this series on Zoom, although participants will have to obtain the book - through a local bookstore, audiobook, library, borrowing from a friend, etc. If you are unable to get a copy but still wish to participate, please let us know.
This study will be led by Rev. Marjorie MacNeill, with support from VIA staff.
**UPDATE - postponed a week**
Thurs, Oct 7 - 7:00 to 8:30 PM
Thurs, Oct 14 - 7:00 to 8:30 PM
Thurs, Oct 21 - 7:00 to 8:30 PM
Thurs, Oct 28 - 7:00 to 8:30 PM
Liberatory Path 4-part Workshop
Whether you are just learning about what it means to be anti-racist or you have been working on this for decades, this 4 part workshop on the history of racism and what is at stake as we re-imagine our culture is for you. Offered select Monday evenings in Sept and Oct from 6:30 to 8:30 pm (see below)
We will spend four sessions, each 2 hours long, to explore how racism impacts our lives personally, in our faith communities, within VIA and the broader VT community. It is also designed to be lay a foundation for further conversations and action beyond our time together.
Note that each session builds on the other and if you are unable to make more than 1 session, please consider not registering until we offer it again. Registration is limited to the first 20 people. There is a suggested donation of $25 for participation. Please contact Melissa@viavt.org if you have any questions.
From 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm each time:
Mon, Sept 20th - Whiteness and White Supremacy Culture
Mon, Oct 4th - Dreaming of a Self Beyond Whiteness
Mon, Oct 18th - White Supremacy in Our Organizing
Mon, Oct 25th - Calling Each Other In
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