Register for any of these by emailing Cynthia Grace or sign up online using the Class Registration Form

Chalice Circle

The Racial Justice Committee is starting a Chalice Circle to reflect on our understanding of racial justice, our personal identities and how these show up in our lives. June Saty will be leading this community who will focus on sharing what is in each heart and listening openly and deeply to each other. If this sounds like something you would be interested in, please sign up and put it on your calendar. We are hoping you can commit to attend the 4 sessions.
Dates: Thursdays Jan. 14, Feb. 11, Mar. 11, Apr. 8 2021
Time:  7:00 – 8:30 pm
Limited to 9 participants
Room: ZOOM link provided to those pre-registered
Facilitator: June Saty (Racial Justice Committee)

The Racial Justice Committee is hosting a discussion in two parts based on YES! articles

  1. What #DefundPolice Can Do For Public Safety by Nicole Lewis, page 30. We will explore the idea that, “Abolition is a presence, not an absence. It’s about building life affirming institutions” by Ruth Wilson Gilmore, and how that applies to our Stand and the 8th Principle
  2. The Great White Heist (The Other Reason for Reparations) by Michael Harriot, page 36. We will explore the meaning of, “Centering the reparations conversation on slavery absolves non-slaveholding thieves who are still walking around with our dividend in their pockets” and how that applies to our Stand and the 8th principle.
  3. YES! Magazine The Black Lives Issue. If you want a hard copy of the magazine contact Vicky Kleinman.
Dates: Mar. 23 & 30 2021
Time: 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Limited to 15 participants
Room: ZOOM link provided to those pre-registered
Facilitators: Nancy Johnson and Ginger Alonzo (Racial Justice Committee)

Creation (and Destruction) Myths from Many Cultures

We are all living on the big blue planet that is 8,000 miles in diameter. It travels at an average speed of 67,000 mph around the sun. And the sun is traveling roughly 450,000 mph around the galaxy. There are about 7.7 billion different folks on that earth spaceship.  All have asked the question who we are and whose we are? Let’s explore some of those answers looking at ancient stories all the way to modern stories told to us by science.  Let us consider that what we call a myth today was scientific truth in the past.
DATES:   Starting February 2021
Times:    TBA
Room:    ZOOM link provided to those pre-registered
Facilitator:  Cynthia Grace