Anti Racism Resouces and Events 2015-2016

Cultural Competency and Multicultural Awareness Opportunities

Thanks to a Sowing Seeds of God's Mission Grant, Province 1 leaders from each of our dioceses and from Episcopal Divinity School are collaborating to create a wide variety of entry points to address racism as listed below.  The group envisions a type of RESOURCE CENTER with materials, activities, and support-lending forums (i.e. threaded discussions and live web conferences) to support efforts that INCREASE SENSITIVITY, AWARENESS/KNOWLEDGE, and SKILLS [competencies] with respect to one's own and others' multi-cultural contexts and SPUR ACTION to enact the Dream of God. The group includes representatives from New England Episcopal Dioceses: James McKim (NH and the Province I Antiracism Representive to Executive Council), the Rev. Canon Hannah Anderson (NH), the Rev. Karen Montagna (MA), Deacon Ema Rosero-Nordalm (MA), Becky Alden (MA),Alexzendria Link (W MA), Canon Robin Hammeal-Urban (CT) and Liz Magill (EDS). For more information and/or to join the conversation, contact Julie Lytle, Executive Director: executive.director@province1.org.

 

Tours of culturally significant sites with group conversations about their significance and theological reflection

Resource List (readings, films, curricula, etc.) for parish and diocesan formation offerings.

Check out the resources we have been collecting here.

  • The task force of seasoned anti-racism trainers have collected and curated resources from religious and secular organizations. This currently is a 29-page paper document available from the province I executive director (executivedirector@province1.org).  We are working to transform the data into a searchable web-based site.
  • Seasoned facilitators have added commentary on how to best utilize each resource.

ANTIRACISM TRAINING through Diomass

Typically training is offered for 12 hours in the following format: Thursday evening, 5-9 p.m., and Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., ending with Eucharist.  Other formats (including Spanish language) and additional training dates can be requested.  Please contact the Rev. Karen B. Montagno atkmontagno@diomass.org or 617-482-4826, ext. 413 for more information.

Refreshments and a nutritious lunch are provided. There is a fee of $50 per person, which includes training materials. Participants will receive a certificate of completion.

List of events coming up this winter and spring!

  • Jan 19 - Exploring Diversity and Nurturing Cultural Competency Web Conference (7:30-8:30 pm) with the Rev. Dr. Bill Kondrath, VISIONS Trainer and Consultant. Topic: The Role of Feeling in Racial Justice Work
  • Jan 21-23 - Trinity Institute Listening for a Change: Sacred Conversations for Racial Justice Sites across the Province will be announced on Province I website Conference info here.

Trinity Institute's program (see description here) will be offered via web streaming January 21-23, 2016. We are currently identifying sites across the Province which will be provided through a Province I Sowing Seeds of God's Mission Grant. Keep watching this page to learn of locations near you.

  • Third Tuesdays 7:30-8:30 pm Web Conversations: Feb 16 - Exploring Diversity and Nurturing Cultural Competency Interactive Web Conference Province I Unpacks Listening for A Change
  • Third Tuesdays 7:30-8:30 pm Web Conversations: Mar 15 - Exploring Diversity and Nurturing Cultural Competency Interactive Web Conference with James McKim, Prov I Rep to Exec Council Anti-Racism Task Force, Chair of Diocese of NH Diversity Committee. Topic: How to Host Diversity Dinners
  • Third Tuesdays 7:30-8:30 pm Web Conversations: Apr  19 - Exploring Diversity and Nurturing Cultural Competency Web Call
  • April 22-23 - Cultural Awareness and Anti-Racism Facilitators Training, Barbara Harris Camp and Conference Center, Greenfield NH. For more information and to apply, click here.
  • May 4-7 - Eric Law and Kaleidescope in New England,Barbara Harris Camp and Conference Center, Greenfield NH​
  • Third Tuesdays 7:30-8:30 pm Web Conversations: May 17 - Exploring Diversity and Nurturing Cultural Competency Web Call