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.
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 email@example.com.
Trinity Institute: Values in Action
The Trinity Institute is an annual conference hosted by Trinity Episcopal Church in New York City. The event is February 2-3, 2018. The theme Values in Action focuses on creating a better world through action. Speakers include The Most Rev. Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, and Pádraig Ó Tuama, poet, theologian, and mediator based in Belfast, Ireland. The event takes place in New York City, but will also have a Minneapolis satellite site. For more information, click the link above or contact Rachel Babbitt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.