This small group study will explore questions surrounding race, identity and racial justice. This is a journey all are invited to embark on, yet designed to assist white people to make connections between anti-racism and their spiritual journey.
We will explore how racial identity shapes our world view. How may we unknowingly participate in racism structures? We will consider how we may live with new understandings and compassion. Join us as we study together from a variety of resources, including podcasts, articles, video clips and book suggestions. There will be five classes offered to participants from 6:30-8 PM. A secure link to the zoom meetings will be sent after registration.
Cost is $50
The conversation will be led by Lee-Ann Assalone, social worker and health therapist at ECHO Community Healthcare in Evansville, Ind. In working with people seeking refuge from war and hunger in Croatia and South Africa, she came to see her own white identity in a new light. Her spiritual journey since then has been interwoven with working against oppression. She loves to dance, learn and be in conversation with others about nature, culture and social justice work as a spiritual practice. Maryann Joyce, retreat center director, will host the weekly conversations.