Updated interactive anti-racism training, manual, debuts in January
Sat. & Sun., Jan. 13 and 14, 2018 , 8:30 AM - 4 PM
held at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Ferguson
No cost, lunch and snacks included
Register online, registration deadline is Jan 5, or until all places have bee claimed
The next dismantling racism training will be held on Saturday and Sunday, January 13 and 14, 2018 at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Ferguson.
At the training, the Dismantling Racism Commission will present its revised training program and manual, which is designed to be move interactive and incorporate more active participation and sharing from participants.
The previous training model primarily offered a lecture format with some oral discussion. It has been determined by the Commission over time that this model does not allow the expertise of the participants to be shared throughout the two-day experience.
The new format will have a smaller, tighter manual and will include more movement, small group activities, and cross-sharing among participants.
The revised training model also includes modules requested for inclusion by the Episcopal Church, including manifest destiny and intersectionality. Additional new components include the context of our work as we connect the spirituality of the issue of racism to our religious life, journal writing, pairing and sharing personal experiences and large group sharing.
The training will continue to include Antiracist Transformation, so all can be assured of leaving with a plan of action to begin their own personal journey of dismantling racism where they live, work, and play. Anyone who has previously participated in the training can register for this one and be assured of a totally different experience.
It is always important to note that this training is required training by the Episcopal Church for all ordained persons in the church and persons elected or appointed to leadership positions in the church. It is also a training that invites any person in the diocese who is interested in learning not only how racism adversely affects our lives but how any “ism” has a negative and debilitating effect.
Registration is required, and will be available online by early December. Limited to a class size of 30 participants. The training is offered at no cost and lunch and snacks are provided.
--The Rev. Chester Hines, Jr., chairperson of the Dismantling Racism Commission