Apr 21, 2021Diversity Workshop: Undoing Racism

Diversity Workshop: Undoing Racism

When: Every Saturday, April 17 – May 22, 2021, 10 a.m. – noon
Where: Online Training Sessions via Zoom
Who: Diocese-wide

Registration is now closed, as the maximum capacity has been reached.

Please email Shirley Bolden at sbolden2@comcast.net to be added to the waitlist.

The purpose of this workshop is to assist the diocese in eliminating the sin of racism. There are three essential steps to be followed when a diocese makes this commitment to focus on the sin of racism, its elimination from the church, the community, and the world in which we live. First, there needs to be an organized and functioning anti-racism committee; secondly, the support of the diocesan bishop; and thirdly, a comprehensive plan for proceeding with this ministry.

This training fulfills the intent of several General Convention resolutions, which call for leaders at all levels of The Episcopal Church to receive training on the Church’s teaching about racial diversity and other forms of diversity present within the human family.

Agenda & Session Titles

  • Session I – April 17: History and Introduction | Facilitator, Fr. Chas Marks
  • Session II – April 24: Core Concepts and Definitions | Facilitator, Shirley Bolden
  • Session III – May 1: White Privilege | Facilitator, Cheryl Cementina
  • Session IV – May 8: Power | Facilitators, Shirley Bolden and Fr. Ted Estes
  • Session V – May 15: Systemic and Institutional Racism | Facilitators, Drew Brown and Shirley Brown
  • Session VI – May 22: What’s next | Full team

The participants must complete all six sessions to be awarded a certificate that confirms the successful completion of the Anti-Racism training. Certificates will be emailed to the participant and their Church.

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