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Working for Racial Justice in Solidarity with the Black Community - April 29

Offered virtually Via Zoom

Thursday, April 29, 2021

In this workshop, participants will learn the “truths” that highlight differences between Black and White cultures and as such, help White folk avoid making false assumptions and unintentional microaggressions towards Black folk. Guided by faith and framed by personal experience, participants will be encouraged to engage spiritually and emotionally as they connect newly informed historical and cultural insights to anti-racism efforts.

The retreat consists of multimedia presentations, discussions, personal reflection, movie viewing, prayer, and conversation. Throughout the retreat you will deepen your understanding of American history and the African American experience while also learning how to employ anti-racism strategies and build authentic relationships.

Thursday, April 29, 2021
9:00am - 5:00pm
Cost: $45 includes $15 non-refundable deposit.
Partial scholarships are available; please inquire.

This program is supported by the following collaborators: Racine Dominicans, Dominican Center for Justice Resources, Racine Interfaith Coalition (RIC) and Congregations United to Serve Humanity (CUSH).


Funded in part by a grant from Wisconsin Humanities Council, with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Wisconsin Humanities strengthens the roots of community life through educational and cultural programs that inspire civic participation and individual imagination.

Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this project do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Joan Crawford is a spiritual director, workshop and retreat facilitator, and Benedictine Oblate. With a background in educational administration, theology, spirituality, and spiritual guidance, Joan’s inclusive vision, candor, sensitivity, and deep listening will help instill the building blocks for better understanding between the African American and Anglo American communities.