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Speaking from the Heart: The Real Work of Undoing Racism from the Inside

After nearly two years of discussion and planning, the Western Quarterly Meeting-sponsored workshop addressing racism was finally held on Saturday, September 16. This workshop was designed with our membership in mind – a predominately white, middle-class, social-justice minded demographic. Nearly 30 people expressed interest in the workshop, and in the end we were close to capacity […]

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WQM Undoing Racism Workshop – Sat, Sept 16

One-day Workshop:
Speaking from the Heart— The Real Work of Undoing Racism from the Inside

Saturday, September 16, 2017
8:30 am—3:30 pm

Lunch provided. Registration required. Free, with $5-$35 donation suggested.

This one-day workshop is designed for participants to     engage with issues of racism and oppression on a personal level. We will learn tools for recognizing, addressing and healing from the impact of racism on our everyday lives. Our facilitators will employ large-group and small-group interactive formats. Reading materials will be provided  prior to the workshop.  Participants from all backgrounds and those engaged at all levels of awareness are welcome.

Our facilitators will be Joyce Bembry and Linda Lucero from Delaware’s Coalition to Dismantle the New Jim Crow.       

Workshop organized by Western Quarterly Meeting & hosted at Kennett Friends Meeting, 125 W. Sickle Street, Kennett Square, PA
For more information contact: coordinator@westernquarterquakers.org or 610.444.1012


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Conversations on Race

Conversations on Race – March 28, 7 pm 

Western Quarterly Meeting has been peripherally involved in the planning and hosting of this monthly conversation (4th Tuesdays at 7pm), which currently meets at Kennett Friends Meeting House (in the Worship Room). In March Iram Shaukat, of the Islamic Society of Delaware and the Delaware Civil Rights Coalition will share perspective on “Muslim Families in America”. Followed by small group discussions. All encouraged to participate.

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Conversations on Race

In October we will hear from members of Delaware’s Coalition to Dismantle the New Jim Crow, a grass-roots organization committed to social justice for all. Join us on Tuesday, Oct 25 at 7 pm at Kennett Friends Meeting.

Conversations on Race are just that — an opportunity to listen, share, and learn about what “racism” is an looks like in our society these days. Each meeting begins with a short presentation, followed by discussions in small groups, which give us the chance to listen and know each other better. Talks usually begin at 7 pm, and are hosted in location near town, such as Kennett Meeting House, La Comunidad Hispana, and Church of the Open Door.

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Conversations on Race (series)

Topic: White Privilege
Speaker: Rev. Greg Pelley, Pastor
Unitarian Universalist Society of Millcreek, DE
Date: Tuesday, March 22, 7:00 pm

Western Quarter Friends have joined with MLK CommUnity Advocates and Inclusive Social Ministry for Solidarity (ISIMs) to help arrange a series of Conversations on Race. These conversations will feature a short presentation by a guest speaker, followed by time to gather in smaller groups and practice listening to one another. They will be held on the fourth Tuesday of each month, at a variety of locations.

We hope you can attend.
Please share this notice with anyone who may be interested.
This is an inclusive community event supported by the MLK CommUnity Advocates and the ISMs ministry of the Church of the Open Door.
Conversations about Race will be held on the 4th Tuesday of each month.


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