|Pilgrims, I received this SOS from Jeannette Stokes and was also encouraged by other UCC clergy colleagues about how great this training/trainer is.
We need some help getting a few more participants for our DOING OUR OWN WORK with Melanie Morrison. We have scholarship money. If there is anyone you could encourage, that would be fabulous.
The September portion is at PILGRIM, and we can offer a seriously reduced rate to anyone from the church who wants to attend. This is a REALLY good training. Let leader is a UCC clergywoman who helped to lead your denomination wide conversations after Ferguson.
Here’s our blurb:
Resource Center for Women in Ministry in the South
DOING OUR OWN WORK: An Anti-Racism Seminar for White People
Part 1: September 6, 7, 8, 9 – Pilgrim United Church of Christ, Durham, NC
Part 2: October 11, 12, 13, 14 – Trinity Ave Presbyterian Church, Durham, NC
Thurs. evening, Friday 9-5, Saturday 9-5, and Sunday 1-5
Doing Our Own Work is an intensive seminar for white people who seek to deepen their commitment to confronting white privilege and challenging racism in all its forms. Offering more than 40 hours of “class time,” Doing Our Own Work equips participants with the analysis, skills, and tools needed to be more effective anti-racist allies. By limiting enrollment to 16 people, this seminar provides a context for in-depth reflection, learning and dialogue as participants work to deepen their knowledge of systemic racism, offer each other support and accountability, grow beyond shame and guilt, and practice the skills of interrupting racism.
Leader: Melanie S. Morrison, PhD, is founder and executive director of Allies for Change. She is the author of Murder on Shades Mountain: The Legal Lynching of Willie Peterson and the Struggle for Justice in Jim Crow Birmingham and The Grace of Coming Home: Spirituality, Sexuality, and the Struggle for Justice, and her writing has appeared in numerous periodicals. Melanie is an ordained United Church of Christ minster wholes in Michigan.
Cost: $475. SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE.
Contact: RCWMS, 919-683-1236, firstname.lastname@example.org