One of the things I love about summer is the way you can let concepts and ideas seep into you in a new way, swim around in your heart and gut, forming their own new paths of meaning and inspiring more active steps when the time is right. In that vein, the Central East Region would like to offer a couple of short learning opportunities for your contemplation over the summer.
These might introduce concepts that are new to you – or ones that are familiar, but could be helpful to your congregation. Feel free to share broadly!
Microaggressions: Say what?! Small slights … big impact! (video, 5 min).
How Microaggressions Are Like Mosquito Bites (animated video, 2 min, some vulgar language)
White Fragility and the Rules of Engagement, by Dr. Robin Diangelo (article, 3 pages). (And check out her new New York Times bestselling book, White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism, published by our own Beacon Press!)
Hope your summer is filled with time for new ideas and the space to soak them in!
Love, the Central East Region staffShare on Facebook