Sacred Conversations 2 End Racism
March 5 - March 6$395
Welcome to Sacred Conversations 2 End Racism, a two-day Overview Study.
This brief exploration into the extensive topic of racism offers an intensive historic overview, in-depth conversations, multiple media resources, and a unique, Spirit-centered community approach. To foster a deep connection, groups will consist of at least 8 but no more than 20. Participants will be expected to prepare “homework” one week before we meet to lay a foundation for this transformative work.
This event is for everyone, including clergy. For clergy who want continuing education credits, this program counts as 20 hours. There will be 8 hours of pre-work, 4 hours in person Friday followed by 4 hours of “homework” Friday night, and the final 4-hour session on Saturday.
Leadership: Rev. Kris Watson and Rev. Clare Twomey
Rev. Kris is a graduate of Vassar College and the Fordham University School of Law where she obtained her B.A. and Doctor of Juris Prudence degrees. In 2013, she received her Master of Divinity from the New York Theological Seminary, earning the Larry and Inez Perry award for excellence in Biblical studies. Rev. Kris is a Nationally Certified Facilitator of Sacred Conversations to End Racism.
Rev. Clare Twomey has been the lead pastor of Vista Grande, UCC for over 6 years. Born and raised on the east coast b/t New Jersey and Baltimore, she has been in Colorado Springs for the last 20+ years. She is actively engaged with her congregation in community justice issues, relational missions, and the wider church. Rev. Twomey has an extensive background in psychotherapist, having held a private practice for over 20 years. This experience gives her a rich understanding of the intricacies of the whole person. This skill set has proven valuable in facilitating difficult conversations. While Clare has more than a passion for Social Justice, she describes her work around the subject of racial justice (intellectual study, sacred conversations, and deep personal introspection) as her greatest calling.