Changing Systems, Changing Ourselves is a series of four e-courses related to anti-racist practice for sanctuary, accompaniment, and resistance. This is a collaboration with AFSC (Lucy Duncan) and other church groups. This is a pilot project whose process involves both reflection and action, and has the vision of creating a nonviolent army to make our communities safe for us all.
NOTE: Lucy Duncan will be at Iowa Yearly Meeting (Conservative) speaking about this project.
I apologize for not sending more information out about this before the first webinar, which occurred on May 1. However, the entire first session, Knowing Ourselves: Undoing Racism as Spiritual Practice, is available online at: https://www.afsc.org/story/knowing-ourselves-undoing-racism-spiritual-practice-homework
For example, the first exercise involves writing about the following three statements:
- I am called to racial justice because…
- This is essential spiritual work because…
- What I hope to do and become as I do this work is…
The rest of the homework can be found at the link above.
People are encouraged to do this as part of a team. If you are a member of Iowa Yearly Meeting (Conservative) and haven’t already signed up to participate, feel free to join my group. Register at www.afsc.org/csco
The next webinar in the series will be “The accompaniment model: Philosophy and best practices” on Tuesday, June 5th from 8 to 9:30 p.m. ET.