Zoom Events at Unity of The Blue Ridge!

 

 

"White Fragility" 

A 5-Week Book Study with Linda Newman, LCSW, LCAS

Tuesdays, beginning July 28

 

 

 

The primary goal for white people working to understand racism is not to learn how racism impacts people of color. The primary goal is to recognize how the system of racism shapes our lives, how we uphold that system,
and how we might interrupt it.

In this “vital, necessary, and beautiful book”, antiracist educator Robin DiAngelo deftly illuminates the phenomenon of white fragility and “allows us to understand racism as a practice not restricted to ‘bad people’. DiAngelo examines how white fragility develops, how it protects racial inequality, and what we can
do to engage more constructively.

Linda Newman LCSW, LCAS is a Therapist, former Board Member at Unity of The Blue Ridge and Trainer/Board Member of “Building Bridges” in Asheville.

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Sponsored by Unity of The Blue Ridge

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Coffee, Conversation & Connections with Rev. Morgan Barclay

Wednesdays at 11:00am

 

Join Rev. Morgan Barclay at 11:00am each Wednesday for an informal Zoom gathering where you can briefly share your current spiritual journey, talk informally with fellow congregants, and just hang out together.  You can feel free to drop in any week, and leave the gathering at any time. You can even collect a virtual hug!

To join the conversation:   Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 884 2022 7866  Password:  271777

 

 

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Real About Racism

Thursdays, beginning July 23  1:00 - 2:00pm (ET)

 

Real About Racism:  A New Normal in Racial Justice 

"Genuine sharing among equals, in a spirit of appreciative inquiry, will engage you in a critical social experiement, long overdue."

First phase starting in July - beginning with structured, facilitated dialogue groups (online weekly) for white allies. 

This FREE training is for anyone committed to making a serious difference on this issue. This is a breakout room discussion format in which YOU are the one whose thoughts and feelings will be sought, and shared in safe space with your peers. To find out more, and for a registration link, go here:   Real About Racism

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August Series & Zoom Book Study

"The Art of Uncertainty"

Wednesdays at 7 PM in August - ZOOM  

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Please purchase the book in advance.  https://dennismerrittjones.com/pressroom

Dennis Merritt Jones wrote The Art of Uncertainty - How to Live in the Mystery of Life and Love It for two compelling reasons. First, many people face challenges in life which brings them to the edge of not knowing and fearing what tomorrow holds. Furthermore, he believes many are ready to evolve beyond that fear and doubt and embrace the adventure and opportunity the future provides. However, evolution in any area of one's life requires major lifestyle choices and changes to initiate and ignite that process. The Art of Uncertainty is about learning to use our time spent in this Earth School wisely. Regardless of your level of education, the school of life itself is always in session. As we make living in the mystery a daily practice, we prepare ourselves for the adventure regardless of whether we are pushed onto the pathway of uncertainty by inspiration or desperation, or by pleasure or pain. In either case, we shall discover it is a journey we can learn to love. With its "Points to Ponder" and "Mindfulness Practices" at the end of each chapter, you can consider The Art of Uncertainty the perfect guidebook on how to step into the mystery of life and love it.

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BIPOC Raw - A Convesation Between People of Color

Wednesday, August 26, 7:30 PM

 

Unity of The Blue Ridge's Diversity Enrichment program presents, BIPOC RAW - A Conversation Between People of Color, intended for people not of color, for the express purpose of deepening the understanding of racial mindsets and experiences to bridge the gap to racial unity. 

This month (August 26), BIPOC Raw is featuring From Smallwood to Big Timber; Navigating Systemic Racism in America a conversation with Genevieve Charlene Smallwood Brown whose name is synonymous with “tenacity” and “courage”. From 1956 until 2008, she kept her eye on the prize as she quietly navigated over many invisible, and often painful, bumps in the road. During her journey she was the first in many of her endeavors and accomplishments from being the first African American in some cases and the first woman in others. As she navigated through the challenges of the 1900's she was even listed in the Who's Who of American woman. With wit and wisdom she will allow you to have a glimpse of her world. 

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