August 3, 2015 at 8:10 pm #1425Suzanne DayMember
Sessions included both intentional, programmed focus on racism and spontaneous sharing in word and deed and within worship. Hearts were broken open and the agenda of the final session was altered to allow more outpouring. From my perspective, the sharing was encouraging even as it was hard to deliver and hard to receive. Let’s get a conversation underway – if you were there, would you share some of your reactions and reflections?
Let’s be conversational and interactive. You don’t have to say everything at once.
August 4, 2015 at 7:34 am #1427Jennie SheeksMember
Good idea, Suzanne. The question most on my mind at this moment is – for the Friends of color who were hurt, disrespected, and wronged by the way in which “addressing racism as a community” was presented on Saturday morning, how do those Friends of color feel about the sharing on Sunday where some of the wrongs of Saturday were spoken to? I’m also concerned about those Friends who left on Saturday and were not a part of the sharing on Sunday. How do we begin to re-build those bridges. How do we make it clear that the Friends who left on Saturday, outraged, hurt, and fed-up with our yearly meeting community, how do we make it clear that they are essential to our community, that we can’t move forward without them, that their voices and their experiences need to be central to this work.
You must be logged in to reply to this post.