Members of First Universalist Church: you’re invited to apply to participate in the next 24 hour racial justice training led by Dr. Heather Hackman this fall!
Dr. Hackman’s approach is multi-faceted, and provides a foundation for shifting our entire “lens” toward racial justice, as we understand the ways that race, racism, and whiteness work in the world around us.
We’ll be partnering with members from Judson Memorial Baptist Church in this training, as they deepen their commitment to becoming a faith community committed to racial justice. There is room for 30 First Universalist participants in this training, and we expect these spots to fill up fast.
Here are the Details:
* The trainings are scheduled for Saturdays, Oct 3rd, November 7th, and November 21rd from 8:00 to 4:00 p.m.
* Participants are expected to attend all three trainings and to stay for the entire length of the session. Meals will be provided.
* In an effort to build our internal capacity to deepen this work, we’ll be offering a “Train the Trainers” racial justice workshop for those who wish to become trainers of this content, leading workshop and classes in the church. We will be offering this training on Saturday, February 6th, February 27th, and April 9th, 2016, from 8 to 4pm.
* To apply for this training, please answer the following questions, and send your response to the church’s Administrative Assistant, Chelsea Bertsch, at Chelsea@firstuniv.org:
o Your name
o Your contact Info (address, phone, email)
o Your racial identity
o Why do you want to do this training?
o How does your faith inform your desire to do this work?
o Why is racial justice training important to First Universalist?
We hope you will consider joining us on this journey!
The Racial Justice Leadership Team
P.S. Come hear Dr. Hackman preach with Rev. Schroeder on Earth Day Sunday, April 19th. She’ll be leading a workshop after the 2nd service, on doing climate justice work with a racial justice lens.