Becoming the Beloved Community with First United Methodist Church
Becoming the Beloved Community Workshop
Saturday, May 14th, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM in Rogers Hall
Join us for a respectful conversation exploring the harm of racism to ourselves and others during this in-person workshop, developed by The Northern Illinois Conference Anti-Racism Task Force. Facilitated by Dr. Richard Guzman, we will take a deep faith-based look at the systems that underlie and support racism. We'll discuss individual, institutional and policy-based realities in our country's history and how profoundly they affect our lives today as we share our actions, experiences, and hopes that will lead us to Becoming a Beloved Community of Elgin and the Greater Fox Valley. Dr. Guzman is a professor emeritus at North Central College where he taught writing, literature, race/ethnicity, and social change. He is a United Methodist Church Northern Illinois Conference (NIC) consultant on the anti-racism initiatives that developed Becoming the Beloved Community workshop.
Pre-registration is required by Friday, April 30th, with a suggested donation of $20.00 (give as you are able). Registration donation includes materials and light snacks throughout the morning.