Friday, May 12, 2017

"Awakening to Oneness" Worship Service this Sunday, May 14, 2017

We invite you to come to our  “Awakening to Oneness” Worship Service this Sunday morning, May 14, 2017, 10:30am.  If you would like more information about "Awakening to Oneness", please check out the following links...

White Privilege: Let's Talk: A Resource for Transformational Dialogue is an adult curriculum from the United Church of Christ that's designed to invite church members to engage in safe, meaningful, substantive, and bold conversations on race. This is a downloadable resource in PDF format that's free of charge. http://privilege.uccpages.org/

Busting The Myth Of The American Dream: Meet William Darity (Podcast on The State of Things)

United Shades of America: (This CNN Television Series starring comedian, W. Kamau Bell, was nominated for an Emmy award.) http://www.cnn.com/shows/united-shades-of-america

Race: Are we so different? NC Museum of Natural Sciences Exhibit: 
April 22 – October 22, 2017
Exhibition Hours: Monday-Saturday: 10am-5pm (last entry at 4pm);
Sunday: Noon-5pm (last entry at 4pm)
What does the word “race” mean to you? This exhibition looks at race through the lens of science, history, and personal experiences to promote a better understanding of human variation. 
http://naturalsciences.org/exhibits/featured-exhibitions/race

Race Exhibit: Cultural Conversations: A Cultural Conversation is an enlightening exchange of thoughts, opinions, and ideas about race in a safe space. For 90 minutes, small groups of friends, families and strangers can participate in a dialogue facilitated by local experts. Cultural Conversations will occur on Saturdays at noon and 2:00pm and Sundays at 2:00pm during the run of the "RACE" exhibition. These conversations are free and open to the public. Space is limited, and registration is required.

Black Man in a White Coat: A Doctor's Reflections on Race and Medicine
New Your Times Bestseller by Damon Tweedy M.D., a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine. He is an assistant professor of psychiatry at Duke University Medical Center and staff physician at the Durham Veteran Affairs Medical Center.

Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North: http://www.tracesofthetrade.org/

The Tracing Center was founded in 2009 to build on our work in producing the Emmy-nominated PBS documentary, Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North. Our mission is to create greater awareness of the full extent of the nation’s complicity in slavery and the transatlantic slave trade and to inspire acknowledgement, dialogue and active response to this history and its many legacies. We do this for the purpose of racial justice, healing, and reconciliation, for the benefit of all.

Suggested Films: I Am Not Your Negro; Hidden Figures; Moonlight