Date(s) - 04/19/2022
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Join VIUF for this 4 week exploration of reparations – the bridge between truth and reconciliation.
Together we will learn and process the facts, diverse perspectives, and paths forward as we seek to heal the trauma of stolen land and enslavement and its ongoing repercussions.
Many White people in the United States are pushing beyond denial of our country’s inhumane treatment of indigenous and Black peoples. We are beginning to recognize that systematic racism is at the root of the grossly disproportionate rates of poverty, unemployment, incarceration, low home ownership, and health disparities among Black and indigenous peoples.
VIUF believes that compassion, clear understanding, and informed actions are essential parts of a path to justice. Together we will cover such topics as the role of the white savior, the psychological ramifications of our history, and the spiritual foundations of restorative justice.
Starting Tuesday, April 19, we will meet by Zoom for 4 weekly sessions, from 6-7:30 PM (Pacific). All are welcome. Bring your curiosity and come ready to engage!
Please purchase The Little Book of Restorative Justice and Race by Fania Davis from your local bookstore or Amazon for $5. Other recordings and readings are available online. Follow this link for more details _________________________
Week 1, April 19, Tuesday – White Savior: Racism in the American Church
Watch – “White Savior: Racism in the American Church” on Amazon (1 hour)
Journal – Write your family history, then imagine what your family history might have been if you were of African-American descent (or European-American descent).
Read – Beachcomber, COMMENTARY: The Mystery of Systemic Racism, Tanya Roberts https://www.vashonbeachcomber.com/opinion/commentary-the-mystery-of-systemic-racism/
Read – Beachcomber, COMMENTARY: Reparations – Doing What is Right, Robbie Rohr https://www.vashonbeachcomber.com/opinion/commentary-reparations-doing-what-is-right/
Read – ACLU magazine, spring 2022, Divided highways, jay Fernandez, pages 10-15
Group discussion on Zoom