This month’s Racial Justice work has largely been focused on the Lenten Study series and several outside events facilitated by our own SPU professor Kimberly Segall. The book to be studied for Lenten Study is Drew Hart’s Trouble I’ve Seen: Changing the Way the Church View Racism. It has influenced all of us, and we would very much like for conversation about it to spread as widely as possible into the congregation.
With that in mind, and benefitting from the learning we have been doing through Peace Circles, we have set up five Discussion Circles at a variety of times and places. They will meet for the first five weeks of Lent. Each can accommodate up to eight participants in addition to two leaders. In addition, since not everyone can manage that kind of time commitment, there will be an on-line discussion group run by Catherine Foote and Virginia Felton.
Thanks to our way-too-exciting weather some sign-up options disappeared, but there are still openings in several of the sessions. There will be a narthex table after church through March 3, or you can reach any of the leaders to check on availability and/or to sign up. We would love to have them all fill up – especially since the on-line group can accommodate overflow!
Here are the times, places and leaders:
- Sundays, March 10 – April 7, 11:30 – 1:00 at UCUCC. Led by Barb Carmichael (ten.tsacmoc@leahcimrab) and Lily Lahiri (moc.liamg@irihalml)
- Sundays, March 10 – April 7, 7 – 8:30pm at 10353 Lake Shore Blvd. Led by Rosh Doan (moc.liamg@naodhsor) and Ginger Warfield (moc.cam@dleifrawv)
- Tuesdays, March 12 – April 9, 7 – 8:30pm at UCUCC, Room 317. Led by Elizabeth Dickinson (moc.liamg@nosnikcidtshtebazile) and Barb O’Brien (ten.tsacmoc@neirbogb)
- Wednesdays, March 13 – April 10, 7 – 8:30pm, somewhere near Northgate. Led by Carol Hamilton (moc.liamg@notlimahalorac) and Carol Nelson (moc.tenaes@lenipsnjc)
- Thursdays, March 14 – April 11, either 10:30 – Noon or Noon – 2:30 (depending on participants availability) at UCUCC. Led by Lily Lahiri (moc.liamg@irihalml) and Linda Scott (moc.liamg@121ttocsadnil)
- Tim Wise: The Politics of Fear in America.
March 1, 7:00-9:00
Upper Gwin, Seattle Pacific University.
Tim Wise is a nationally acclaimed speaker and writer on anti-racism. He is the author of White Like Me. Several groups of youth and parents are attending this event. Contact ude.ups@klages
- Mosque visit
April 6, 12:00-3:00
17550 NE 67th Ct, Redmond, WA.