White Privilege: Let's Talk.
Lay people and clergy from the Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota Conferences are invited to join this Brave Space experience together. Each faciltated cohort uses White Privilege: Let’s Talk—A Resource for Transformational Dialogue, an adult curriculum from the United Church of Christ that is designed to invite church members to engage in substantive and bold conversations on race.
Through readings, videos, conversations, and activities, this curriculum is a concerted effort to enable allies to learn to talk about race, to illuminate how white people in America, regardless of their economic stratum and in a myriad of ways, receive privileged consideration simply because they are white, and to invite people and communities to discern what their next faithful step will be in joining alongside leaders in anti-racist movements.
Churches interested in using this curriculum within their own congregation should encourage small group facilitators participate in a "Let's Talk" small group before facitating White Privilege: Let's Talk within a congregation.
Registration for "Let's Talk" small groups begin Nov 1 and cohorts begin meeting in January 2021.
"Let's Talk" participants, commit to:
If you are a clergy person, this work may help fulfill the continuing education requirements for clergy in your association and participation in this cohort may fulfill ministerial standing requirements in your association for cultural diversity training. Please contact your Church and Ministry Committe, Team for Authorized Ministry, or Committee on Ministry if you have questions about whether this work fits their criteria.
The registration fee is $40. The registration fee helps fund initiatives and organizations partnered with the UCC who are working to create a just world through community mobilization, leadership training, issues education, public witness, and public policy advocacy.
Because cost should not be a barrier to participating in this important work, scholarships are available. If you are in need of a scholarship for this work, you may enter scholarship30 as a coupon code to reduce your registration fee to $30, or if needed, scholarship20 to reduce your registration fee to $20.
Questions? Contact Rev. Ellis Arnold, firstname.lastname@example.org.