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The Learning Journey Continues…

November 30 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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One event on December 2, 2020 at 6:00 pm

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The Learning Journey

1st session: Monday, November 30th from 6pm - 9pm
and
2nd session: Wednesday, December 2nd from 6pm - 9pm

 

Dear Norfielders,

After the killing of George Floyd in June, our country entered a period of racial reckoning unlike any since the civil rights movement of the 1960s. This time, the images of brutality in the news led many across the country (and the world) to join protests against systemic injustices. Norfielders organized the nightly ringing of our bell through the summer in solidarity.

Subsequently, the "Learning Journey," was kicked off in September with approximately 30 Norfielders engaged in two 3-hour sessions of self-reflection, assumption questioning, and knowledge raising on the issues of racism and privilege. Participants gave feedback that it was powerful and at times uncomfortable (we are reminded that Jesus’ parables, although probably much more discomforting to their first century audience, often still leave us uncomfortable).

Following up on repeated requests in the feedback -- “we want more” and “more Norfielders should have an opportunity to participate” -- we are offering another "Learning Journey" session that will convene via Zoom over two days the week after Thanksgiving, beginning on Monday, November 30th, from 6:00-9:00pm and on Wednesday, December 2nd, from 6:00-9:00pm. While no time slot is perfect for everyone, we are hoping evening sessions will give those unable to join during the day, an opportunity to participate.

We are heartened to see Norfielders raise racial justice on our agenda, and we are so grateful to the Outreach and Social Action Board for inspired leadership on this. We hope you will consider joining the journey!

Peace and Blessings,

Rev. Dr. Bernard R. Wilson, Senior Minister
Mary F. Crawford, Moderator.

TO PARTICIPATE PLEASE RESERVE YOUR SPOT ON ZOOM

  • Please send an email to Teri at tgaberman@norfield.org to reserve a spot for this session. You'll be notified by email regarding reading assignments.

Details

Date:
November 30
Time:
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Organizer

Teri Gaberman
Phone:
(203) 227-7886‬
Email:
tgaberman@norfield.org