Based on a UCC curriculum, Merciful Conversations on Race is a series of five conversations that will be presented by trained facilitators from the Rhode Island State Council of Churches.
The course challenges basic assumptions about race and privilege that often go unnoticed, even by well-intentioned people who advocate for justice.
Merciful Conversations on Race explores how White privilege functions in society and mainline churches and the ways it negatively impacts People of Color.
It aims to create a positive, trusting space to explore why conversations about race can be such a struggle, and to provide help overcoming this challenge.
We’ll learn how to foster racial reconciliation on a personal and a systemic level.
To participate in our Merciful Conversations on Race plan to commit to:
- Attend all five sessions and to complete the between-session “simple homework assignments.”
- Access Zoom (on a tablet or desktop device preferred; phone doesn’t work as well)
- Contribute $50/pp for 5 sessions (financial aid available for any who need it; don’t let money stand in the way of participation).
- Stay open and willing to listen and participate in this “brave conversation.”
Attendance is limited to 25.
Register at this link: tinyurl.com/MercifulConversations