Each generation is called to guide the next generation. In this six-session Zoom series, justice advocate Andrea Sawyer-Kirksey will facilitate meaningful conversations about the books in this series, most of which have been written by Black or Indigenous authors who share their wisdom with the next generations.
Join us for the whole series or as many sessions as your schedule allows. November’s session will focus on Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates, offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation’s history and current racial crisis.
Thursday, November 16, 2023 This retreat begins at 6:30 pm and concludes at 8:00 pm. Offered via Zoom. Cost: $20 per session
This is a virtual retreat offered via Zoom. A basic familiarity with Zoom is expected of participants.
You can register and pay online by clicking the register button above, by calling the front desk at 262-898-2590 with a credit card number, or by mailing a check made out to “Siena Retreat Center.” Payment must be received to complete registration.
OTHER SESSIONS IN THIS SERIES:
Thursday, January 18, 2024 My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies, by Resma Menakem, explores how the black-white dynamic is held in our bodies and how to have healing.
Thursday, February 15, 2024 A Letter to My Daughters: Remembering the Lost Dimension and the Texture of Life, by Theodore Richards, promotes the need to redevelop a sense of place, reclaim our animal senses, reignite love of darkness and mystery and restore the beauty of the world.
Thursday, March 21, 2024 In The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times Michelle Obama shares habits and principles she has developed to adapt to change and overcome obstacles.
While many of the books in this series are available at Siena Retreat Center’s Bookstore, we are unable to accommodate individual orders or shipping.
Andrea Sawyer-Kirksey has almost 30 years of experience as an educator, justice advocate, and program development professional. She began working at DOOR, a leadership development collective for women of color, as an Assistant City Director and was promoted to Executive Director in 2018. Andrea is a sought-after speaker on the topics of anti-racism, cultural humility, diversity, equity, and inclusion. She speaks in practical terms about developing local leaders through programs that are people-of-color-centered. Her work has granted her the opportunity to challenge systems that marginalize and oppress some of our most vulnerable citizens.
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