Sacred Ground

Sacred Ground Starting in September

Sacred Ground is a film- and readings-based dialogue series on race, grounded in faith. There are 12 spots available for this journey. We will meet in person in the large classroom and via zoom. Participants are invited to walk through chapters of America’s history of race and racism, while weaving in threads of family story, economic class, and political and regional identity. This is a heavy reading class and videos series.

The 11-part series is built around a powerful online curriculum of documentary films and readings that focus on Indigenous, Black, Latino, and Asian/Pacific American histories as they intersect with European American histories.

Sacred Ground is part of Becoming Beloved Community, The Episcopal Church’s long-term commitment to racial healing, reconciliation, and justice in our personal lives, our ministries, and our society. This series is open to all, and especially designed to help white people talk with other white people. Participants are invited to peel away the layers that have contributed to the challenges and divides of the present day – all while grounded in our call to faith, hope and love.

Dates for classes are:

September 15, September 29, October 13, October 27, November 10, December 8, January 5, January 19, February 2, February 16, and March 2nd. Time will be 6pm to 7:45pm.

Facilitator is Melissa Simpson. Please email her at mleasimpson@gmail.com if you’re interested in taking this course. This will be her 3rd time offering this class.

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