Transforming our Prejudices: A Sensitivity Workshop – Newport, RI


Transforming our Prejudices – A Sensitivity Workshop
Channing Memorial Church, 135 Pelham St, Newport
Saturday, April 3, 2010
10:30am – 3pm.  Channing Church Parish Hall

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The Channing Church Interweave group will be hosting a Sensitivity Workshop on Saturday, April 3rd.   Open seats for this workshop have now been made available to participants from other congregations.  Donation is $10. Seating is limited. If you are interested in attending, please email Lee Whittaker at interweave@channingchurch.org to let them know how many will be attending. You may pay at the door.

Workshop Description:

Unitarian Universalism calls us towards cherishing a pluralistic world, a world in which difference is honored and celebrated rather than tolerated. Like the process of cutting and polishing stone, learning to appreciate rather than accept differences in race, ethnicity, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, and class can be challenging. This workshop will give participants opportunities to do personal work on internalized and external oppressions as well as provide concrete ways to bring new learnings and tools into everyday life.

Barb Greve graduated for Starr King School for the Ministry in 2007 and currently serves as the interim director of religious education for the First Unitarian Society of Newton, MA.  Barb was a Program Associate for the Office of GLBT Concerns from 1995-2005.  In that time he preached and ran workshops on issues of race, gender identity, sexual orientation and ability. He collaborated on the UUAs 2nd edition of the Welcoming Congregation Handbook and co-authored Living the Welcoming Congregation.

2 thoughts on “Transforming our Prejudices: A Sensitivity Workshop – Newport, RI”

  1. I am intrigued by the topic of your upcoming seminar. I have just completed work on an essay that addresses UU prejudices toward the Catholic church in Mexico. I would be happy to email you a copy.

    Diana Myers-Bennett Roberts is a member of the Main Line Unitarian Church in Devon PA. A scholar in the field of Mexican Colonial art, Mrs. Roberts is currently collaborating on a book about carved stone crosses of the 16th and 17th centuries in México. She is retired from the Philadelphia Museum of Art where she was the Program Administrator for the Department of External Affairs and serves on the Board of the Mexican Cultural Center in Philadelphia.

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