Activities and Events

The following activities and events are designed and suggested as a way to move into a space of experiential learning. In conjunction with self-reflection and small group time, create space to begin to expand your understanding and engage others around topics of creating the Beloved Community.

More Than a Word
Directed by brothers John and Kenn Little, who are members of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, the film traces how the word “r*dskin” evolved from being a term of racist derision and slander to being embraced as the name of one of the NFL’s most beloved franchises. It also draws on the voices of Native American activists and scholars to place this controversy within the wider context of Native American history and racial stereotyping more generally.

Race, Religion, and Relationships III: Building a Better Future in Northern MN
Featured Speaker, The Rev. Bradley S. Hauff began serving as the Episcopal Church missioner for indigenous ministries earlier this year. As missioner for indigenous ministries, a member of the presiding bishop’s staff. Hauff will be responsible for enabling and empowering Indigenous peoples and their respective communities within the Episcopal Church. His primary focus will be leadership development, education and ministry development by and for Indigenous peoples by recognizing and empowering leaders from within the community. SUGGESTED donation: $15 Commuter; $30 Lodging (bring own towels and linens).

YWCA Race Forum: Let’s Talk About Race
On Tuesday, October 17, 2017 from 11:30-1:30, over 1,000 diverse leaders from business, education, arts and community service will come together to move Minnesota forward through honest conversation about race. The strength of our future depends on our ability to develop new skills around inclusion and equity, understand the realities of racism today and to commit ourselves to action. You can register to attend via email to

2018 Pilgrimage opportunities
Locations, dates, and topics are still being determined.  There will likely be topics around Indigenous Communities, Civil Rights, and Creation Care, just to name a few areas of focus. If you are interested, please click the link to sign-up for information.

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