Session I: August 12 | Truth | RECORDING
Session II: August 19 | Healing | RECORDING
Session III: August 26 | Justice | RECORDING
Sponsored by the Episcopal Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast Commission on Racial Justice & Reconciliation.
Led by Catherine Meeks, Ph.D.
We will dive deeper into our “Learn - Pray - Act” commitment by exploring systemic, institutional, and personal racism, and learn what we can do to dismantle it. Breakout sessions for further conversation will be facilitated by members of the Commission on Racial Justice & Reconciliation.
Using the four quadrants of the Becoming Beloved Community curriculum used by the Episcopal Church (Telling the Truth, Proclaiming the Dream, Practicing the Way, Repairing the Breach), we will continue our long view work to address exigent circumstances in our society.
August 12 | Session I: Truth
We will support diocesan and local convening of public TRUTH telling, confession of racial violence and oppression, and explore ways in which society, our church, our institutions have been complicit.
August 19 | Session II: Healing
We will seek to accelerate local and regional efforts for reconciliation and HEALING, especially via anti-racism and racial healing training and formation.
August 26 | Session III: Justice
We will equip local leaders with resources for racial JUSTICE action and repair, particularly focusing on reimagining policing, criminal justice reform, and the racially disparate impact of the pandemic on persons of color.
All are welcome.
Workshop will be held from 6:30 pm to 8:15 pm CDT on August 12, 19, and 26, online. Internet connection is needed. For the best possible experience, a desktop or laptop computer is suggested.
For the fullest experience, we recommend you attend each session as the content will build upon itself. Registration required for each session.
Workshop will be conducted through the Zoom video meeting platform. Zoom video tutorials.
About Our Facilitator
Catherine Meeks, PhD, is Executive Director of the Absalom Jones Episcopal Center for Racial Healing in Atlanta. Prior to the center's opening she chaired its precursor, Beloved Community: Commission for Dismantling Racism for the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta. A sought-after teacher and workshop leader, Catherine brings four decades of experience to the work of transforming the dismantling racism work in Atlanta. The core of her work has been with people who have been marginalized because of economic status, race, gender or physical ability as they pursue liberation, justice and access to resources that can help lead them to health, wellness and a more abundant life. This work grows out of her understanding of her call to the vocation of teacher as well as her realization that all of humanity is one family which God desires to unite. She is an acclaimed author, and her most recent book is about Ida B. Wells, entitled "Passionate for Justice" (excerpted from centerforracialhealing.org).