United Theological Seminary

Training: Discerning Whiteness

September 22, 2021 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM


Antiracism Training for Ministers

Session 1 & 2
Attend at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities or Online
Registration fee: $75

Led by Okogyeamon, co-founder of ASDIC

This Antiracism Study Dialogue Circle (ASDIC) workshop is interactive and experiential. We will explore the ways that racial dynamics play out in and about us, every day, in both personal and institutional spaces. We will seek to develop our ability to identify and interrupt whiteness – while exploring the mindset, feelings, social communications (conscious and unconscious), and contexts that support the racial hierarchy in all sectors of our society.

Our intention is to share and participate in honest and deep dialogue; to provide a context of safe space for risk-taking and relationship-building; to build and strengthen community bonds in our common struggle against racism.

Participants will identify and experience the critical elements that contribute to reflective, searching, and transformative dialogue. Interactive and intensive.  Reading resources are provided for study and dialogue.

Participants will also:

  • Explore opportunities for a care-filled examination of the inner and outer terrain of feelings, judgments, and actions and of their causes and effects.
  • Explore the origins of racial self-understanding and its influence on thinking, imaging, valuing.
  • Critically analyze images and messages for the ways these “download” racism in socialization.

This training is open to everyone and meets the requirement for the Minnesota Conference UCC Diversity/Anti-Racism Education for Authorized Ministers.

Questions? Contact Rev. Dr. Justin Sabia-Tanis, jsabia-tanis@unitedseminary.edu

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