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An Invitation –  to Conversations About Race, Gender, Poverty and Social Change

This Spring, join the Forum for Intercultural Leadership and Learning for a series of interactive conversations about race, gender, poverty and social change. These guided conversations are a 1st step in a series of collaborative projects aimed at addressing some of the challenges/barriers to achieving the Just Intercultural society we are called toward as people of faith. Providing safe space to explore our personal relationship to the issues and how our individual place, in society, informs our ability to respond. These talks are meant to provide a more personalized complement to the learning events FILL will be offering around the same time.

We’re planning to meet on 4 Saturday afternoons, at 4:00pm Eastern/1:00pm Pacific: April 17, May 15, June 12 and June 26.

Before each conversation, download a small package of materials meant to stimulate conversation on the themes of our conversations:

June 26
Social Change – Instructions
Social Change – Content

In the weeks leading up to our gathering, engage with the pieces in these documents that resonate with you. Ask yourself, how and why they speak to you. Additionally, choose one (1) of the questions provided to sit with in the coming weeks. Be prepared to talk about your answer to this question, when we meet.

If you registered for one of the previous conversations, no need to register again.  You will receive an invitation from the Circle Convener, Niki Andre.
(The coordinates are the same for all 4 conversations).

Our final conversation will be for people who participated in one or more of the previous three conversation circles. It will be an opportunity to reflect together on how we might move from what we learned to concrete action and change. Our apologies to those who are just learning about the conversation circles. We hope to offer more in the future.

April 17 – Racism, Colonialism & Decolonization

May 15 –  Gender Inequity and the Patriarchy

June 12 – Capitalism and Healing Poverty

June 26 – Social Change

Feel free to pass along this invite to others who may be interested in participating.

And consider joining us for our webinar on Wednesday, May 26, at 3:00pm: The Case Study: The Canadian Churches, Poverty, and Intercultural Analysis. This third in a series of learning events (as the previous webinars), complements our June 12th conversation (but is not a prerequisite to participate.) The webinar will be recorded and can be viewed later. Register for or view “The Case Study: The Canadian Churches, Poverty, and Intercultural Analysis” and other webinars here.

You can still access the previous circles’ pre-reading packages:

April 17
On Racism – Instructions
On Racism – Content

May 15
On Gender Inequity and the Patriarchy – Instructions
On Gender Inequity and the Patriarchy – Content

June 12:
On Capitalism and Healing PovertyInstructions
On Capitalism and Healing Poverty – Content

If you have questions, send an email the Circle Convener, Niki Andre.

When you register, you will be sent an email. If you do not see it in your inbox, please check your spam or junk mail folders (and mark it as not spam or safe sender)
REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. The June 26 fourth conversation circle will be for people who participated in one or more of the previous three conversation circles. It will be an opportunity to reflect together on how we might move from what we learned to concrete action and change.
Niki Andre will send a reminder email to past participants with June 26 log-in coordinates.