Coming Events

2019

MARCH 13, 2019                  WHITE PRIVILEGE: LET’S TALK

Wednesday          6:30-8 pm

White Privilege: Let’s Talk—A Resource for Transformational Dialogue is an adult curriculum from the United Church of Christ that’s designed to invite church members to engage in safe, meaningful, substantive, and bold conversations on race.

This meeting will focus on Part Two, Chapter Two entitled Binary: Lightness and Darkness. Copies of the readings will be available at the meeting.

Metaphors of black/white and light/dark prevail throughout American myth and story, and reveal much about what is valued and what is not. What are some examples of the light/dark binary in literature, music, television, advertising, and
movies? What kinds of things might be done to shift and challenge these frames.

Divided into four focused parts, each one introduces a different aspect of the dynamic of white privilege:

1. The Spiritual Autobiography Told Through the Lens of Race
2. Whiteness as the Norm: Five Loci of Insights on the Binary of Light/Dark and Black/White
3. The Cash Value of Whiteness or Whiteness as a Tax-Exempt Status
4. On Becoming an Ally

In all four parts, each author contributes a different view of the subject matter presented based on their unique personal experiences. The materials include questions for discussion and reflection.

Come join us for this interesting discussion about an important topic.

Sponsored by St. John’s Economic Justice Team.

 

MARCH 20, 2019                  DOING THE RIGHT THING:                                                  Understanding  the Randolph Narrative

Wednesday          6:30-8 pm

Local author and historian Larry Hamilton will describe the experiences of the Randolph Freedmen as they moved from Virginia to Ohio’s Upper Miami Valley in 1846 following their release from slavery. He will also explain their relationship to our nation’s founders and the importance of their story to local and American history. The program is FREE and a love offering will be accepted to support the development of the Randolph and McCulloch Freedom’s  Struggle Complex in Piqua. Light refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by St. John’s Economic Justice Team.