“Uncomfortable Conversations About Race”
Date(s) - 07/05/2020
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Two Rivers Unitarian Universalist
In her essay “Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack,” author Peggy McIntosh writes, “How can racism possibly be dismantled until white people… understand it as an unfair system, get in touch with the subtle stories and stereotypes that play in their heads, and see themselves not as good or bad but as players in the system?”
Getting in touch with the stories in our heads involves having to have some uncomfortable conversations, and this service features two speakers who will help us do that.
Emmanuel Acho, a former linebacker who played in the National Football League, invites whites to have an “uncomfortable conversation” with a black man to help educate and inform us about systemic racism and social injustice and the hurt African-Americans are feeling today.
Then Rev. Kristen Psaki, a minister at Foothills Unitarian-Universalist in Fort Collins, shows us how to begin “backyard practices for courageous love” by starting a conversation with her literal neighbors around race.
Nicolette Toussaint will be the worship associate for this service and Jimmy Byrne will provide music.
How & Where to Join Us
During this time of pandemic and social distancing, all of our services are held online. This one will be a Zoom based service. The password will be shared in your TRUU e-newsletter. First-time visitors may be admitted via the Zoom waiting room.
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Meeting ID: 876 3017 9647