Dialogue on Race and Reconciliation: Continuing the Conversation
Dates: January 8, February 26 and March 5
On Sunday, December 18th we will begin a monthly series of conversations about Race and Reconciliation. This series is prompted by the work done by the Seattle Times as their staff has struggled to come to terms with the events in Ferguson, Charleston, Baltimore and the many other places that are added weekly to this sad, heartbreaking list. The Seattle Times has made videos of the conversations they held available to the public. The website for the project, “Under Our Skin”, states, in part:
“Discussions about race, inclusiveness and sensitivity clearly aren’t new. They can leave us feeling depleted and wondering whether anything has really changed. But we believe the personal reflections and stories from the people who participated in this project will inspire all of us to think and talk about these issues in a deeper way.”
Once a month we will view a brief video of people reflecting about terms we hear and read in news stories, in-depth reports, articles and books about our racial divide. After viewing a video we will have the opportunity to explore our reactions and discuss the relevance of these terms to our own thinking as individuals and as Jews. These sessions will be facilitated by members of AVODAH – the Jewish Service Corps. We look forward to your joining this critical continuing conversation. Meetings will take place in the Flax Family Chapel from 10:30 a.m. to noon | January 8, February 26 and March 5.