Diocesan Antiracism Training
January 22-24, 2015
St. Luke's Church, Germantown, Philadelphia

Engage in discussions, learning, and reflection that will inspire and transform you. Join others from around the Diocese in a professional and personal development training session that will go beyond traditional diversity or sensitivity training that can leave difficult and essential reflection untouched. This training - conducted by Crossroads Antiracism Organizing & Training group - focuses on the systems of institutionalized racism that underpin our daily existence, the way we live and move and have our being. The Antiracism Commission of the Diocese offers this training to help equip us with the ability to recognize and address racism that exist both intentionally out in the open and unconsciously and subtly under the radar of our institutions, including churches, schools, and workplaces. This workshop provides the tools to better understand the causes of institutional abuse of power and to better address the abuses in every organization in which you participate.

Congregations and diocesan committees are encouraged to send two or more members, preferably of different racial groups
(at least one person of color and one white person) when possible. Vestries, church staff, Christian educators, search committees, and anyone in a leadership role should plan to attend and recruit others to attend. The expectation is that all registrants plan to attend the entire two-and-a-half day training.

The time commitment required for this workshop is significant; however, the spiritual gains far outweigh the cost. The Crossroads' analysis of institutional racism launches you on a course of life action that, while difficult, is aligned with the Gospel and is positive, honest, and hopeful.  The training is one way we advance the mission of the Diocese to become an anti-racist diocese as voted at the Diocesan Convention in 2006.

Thursday, January 22 - 5:00 - 6:00 pm - Check-in, Registration, Dinner
6:00 - 9:00 pm - Program
Friday, January 23 - 8:30 am - 6:00 pm - Program (includes breakfast and lunch)
Saturday, January 24 - 8:30 am - 5:00 pm - Program (includes breakfast and lunch)

St. Luke's Church, 5421 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia 19144; (215) 844-8544; info@stlukesger.org

$75 for Diocese of Pennsylvania laity & clergy; $250 for all others. Scholarships are available via https://edp.memberclicks.net/assets/docs/continuing-ed/fillable-continuing-ed-guidelines-application.pdf

Online: https://diopa.wufoo.com/forms/antiracism-training-january-2224-2015/
Telephone: J.D. Lafrance (215) 627-6434 ext. 151

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