Steps to Racial Healing Series

Background

White Supremacy in the United States was built behind the need to control the movement, activism and access to equality of African-Americans.

Unfortunately, we’ve seen this play-out in the recent senseless murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and the shooting of Jacob Blake, and most recently during the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

We understand that our communities are deeply disturbed by what has taken place. All this has happened against the backdrop of the pandemic. At Faith in Place, we seek to promote healing and equity through engaging conversations. We invite you to journey with us as we educate ourselves, connect with each other, and explore ways that systemic racism has impacted the ways in which we relate to each other.

We invite you to join the virtual Faith in Place Steps to Racial Healing Conversations in partnership with the EcoWomanist Institute and Healing Illinois, by participating in our racial healing circles and book discussions beginning in February 2021.

Learn about these events and register below.

Book Discussion on The Work of Isabel Wilkerson | March 2nd | 6pm CT

This book discussion will explore the work of Isabel Wilkerson, Pulitzer Prize and National Humanities Medal winning author of The Warmth of Other Suns and Caste.

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Chicago Area Racial Healing Circle | Mar 4th  | 6pm CT

As the country works to dismantle a culture of systemic racism, this healing circle will lead us to unpack the layers of our past, in order to finds ways to heal as a community.

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Book Discussion on Black Faces, White Spaces & Farming While Black | Mar 18th | 6pm CT

This book discussion will explore the work of Carolyn Finney, author of Black Faces, White Spaces and Leah Penniman, author of Farming While Black.

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Thank you to our series sponsors.

Racial Healing Book Discussion | Isabel Wilkerson's Work

Part II

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 | 6:00pm to 7:15 pm CT

Join us March 2nd at 6pm CT for Part II of our Racial Healing Book Discussion.

As the country moves forward with the work of dismantling a culture of systemic racism, this book discussion will explore the work of Isabel Wilkerson, Pulitzer Prize and National Humanities Medal winning author of The Warmth of Other Suns and Caste. You do not need to have read her work to attend this event! 

 

We highly recommend borrowing from your local library or purchasing a copy of these books! Here are two ways to buy online while also supporting independent bookstores. If you prefer physical copies, Bookshop.org is a great option. If audiobooks are more your style, check out Libro.fm. Both allow you to designate your favorite indie bookshop to receive a portion of the proceeds from each sale.

We invite you to join more events in the virtual Faith in Place Steps to Racial Healing Series. These conversations are hosted in partnership with the EcoWomanist Institute and Healing Illinois. By participating in our racial healing circles and book discussions beginning in February 2021, we can promote racial healing for everyone and advance racial justice and equity in Illinois.

 
 

Racial Healing Circle

Thursday, March 4, 2021 | 6:00pm to 8:00pm CT

Join us March 4th at 6pm CT for our second of two Chicago area Racial Healing Circles in (you are welcome to join from any location).

As the country moves forward with the work of dismantling a culture of systemic racism, this healing circle will lead us to unpack the layers of our past, in order to finds ways to heal as a community. Acknowledging the harms done to communities of color, and providing the space for healing is a first step in that journey.

 

We are excited to partner with Healing Illinois and the EcoWomanist Institute on the first step to promote racial healing for everyone, and to advance racial justice and equity in Illinois.

In order to create an open, brave, and respectful environment. This event will not be recorded. Registration is required. 

March Racial Healing Book Discussion | Black Faces, White Spaces & Farming While Black

Thursday, March 18, 2021 | 6:00pm to 7:15pm CT

Join us March 18th at 6pm CT for our second Racial Healing Book Discussion.

As the country moves forward with the work of dismantling a culture of systemic racism, this book discussion will explore the work of Carolyn Finney, author of Black Faces, White Spaces and Leah Penniman, author of Farming While Black. You do not need to have read either work to attend this event! 

 

We highly recommend borrowing from your local library or purchasing a copy of these books! Here are two ways to buy online while also supporting independent bookstores. If you prefer physical copies, Bookshop.org is a great option. If audiobooks are more your style, check out Libro.fm. Both allow you to designate your favorite indie bookshop to receive a portion of the proceeds from each sale.

We invite you to join more events in the virtual Faith in Place Steps to Racial Healing Series. These conversations are hosted in partnership with the EcoWomanist Institute and Healing Illinois. By participating in our racial healing circles and book discussions beginning in February 2021, we can promote racial healing for everyone and advance racial justice and equity in Illinois.

 

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