Peace Circles for Racial Healing

April 23, 2019
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Pamela Taylor

Shoreline Unitarian Universalist Church
NE 147th Street and 1st Ave
Shoreline, WA, 98133
United States

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Tagged with: The Circle Works Social Justice Consultants

Race/ism is one of the most pervasive social problems challenging society today. This problem of inherent racism continues to be emphatically denied or even talked about. Most of us were taught that if we don’t talk about race and say we don’t see color, racism will go away. Or folks give excuses for refusing to talk about race and racism because they either don’t know how to or they feel afraid, ashamed, or guilty. We cannot be truly liberated until be confront race/ism head-on.

Racial healing has been described as a process of healing from the cumulative effects of racism –individual and societal– most likely caused by miseducation, separation, and disunity. Peace circles are a different way of talking about race/ism that is relational, preemptive, and proactive. The circle process taps into both ancient practices and modern processes to create trust and belonging. Healing race/ism is the only way to restore us to our full humanity.

Peace Circles provide the space for transforming relationships with yourself and others.

Session Focus:
1) January 15th – Holding Space & Bearing Witness: Beginning the Race/ism Conversation
2) January 29th – Exploring Racial Identity
3) February 12th – Acknowledging the Impacts of Race/ism
4) February 26th – Truth-Telling: Conceding what LIES Between Us
5) March 12th – Recognizing Racial Privilege
6) March 26th – Managing Unconscious Bias
7) April 9th – Decoding Racialized Microaggressions
8) April 23rd – Framing New Narratives for Racial Reconciliation

Circle Keepers:
ₒ Dr. Pamela Taylor &  Dr. Diane Schmitz

Cost: Prepaid for eight sessions (January 15-April 23, 2019): $449 or register for an Individual session: $65 each

To register go to:

Pre-registration is required for all sessions. There is no on-site registration available.

Space is limited to 12 participants, so pre-register early.

Inquire about registration for WA State Clock Hours: $3 an hour, minimum of $20 (Provided by Seattle University, Office for Professional & Continuing Education)

For information contact: Pamela Taylor, or 206.851.9782