American culture and history is filled with rich and varied dynamics stemming from its original peoples and all of the ethnic, linguistic, and geographical groups that have come to this land. Often, that richness is lost on those of us who are of European heritage who have made up the dominant culture for most of our history.
This Listening Group, built around our congregational Covenant and with some of the practices of a deep listening covenant group will spend 12 two-hour sessions together investigating and reflecting on the effects of white privilege in our culture and how we can begin to dismantle the white supremacy system that we otherwise participate in every day.
This group will be limited to 8 participants who will commit to working on whiteness for the entire process in the spirit of our covenant.
Meeting dates: Nov. 11, Dec. 2, Dec. 16, Jan. 6, Jan. 27, Feb. 10, Feb. 24, Mar. 10, Mar. 24, Apr. 14, May 5, May 19
Contacts: Barbara Stahnke, Bob Patrick