black lives matter
With growing awareness and acknowledgment of the toll that racial inequity has taken in the United States and widening global support for the Black Lives Matter movement, it feels like a turning point has been reached. Even in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, cities and towns across the U.S. and throughout the world have been filled with protesters demanding justice for people of color and an end to 400 years of entrenched, systemic racism. Many people are asking, What Can We Do? How Can I Help? Where do I start?
Racial justice forum
Please join Deacon Ari Wolfe for a 3-week Racial Justice Forum, utilizing educator Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr.'s
Participants commit to doing one thing each day (read, watch, listen, discuss, etc.) to "further (their) understanding of power, privilege, supremacy, oppression, and equity." The course work and amount of time spent is individually chosen and self-paced - links to a wide variety of resources will be provided, as well as a daily tracking tool. We will meet together weekly and use a contemplative Celtic Christian lens as a framework, to discuss what we have learned, areas of discomfort or growth, insights or thoughts from the previous week's practice and how we can respond as people of faith.
This 21-Day Racial Justice Forum will be held on 4 consecutive Fridays at 12:00pm noon PDT via Zoom, beginning July 3rd.
This forum is free and open to all, but registration is required for entrance.
Please come join us!
The Reverend Ari Wolfe, MTS The Reverend Ari Wolfe (she/her) is a deacon in the Episcopal Church, currently serving at St. Columba’s Church & Retreat House in Inverness, California. With an eclectic spiritual background, she holds a Master's degree in Theological Studies from the Church Divinity School of the Pacific, with a focus in the area of Queer Theology and how congregations can better extend welcome and support to people who are LGBTQ-identified. Deacon Ari was ordained in November, 2019 at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco and currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the School for Deacons. She has three adult children and lives in El Cerrito with her husband and 3 cats. A life-long social activist, she is excited to bring conversations of racial justice and a curriculum for anti-racism to the community. For more information, please visit www.deaconsjourney.com.