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Opening Our Hearts and Minds to End Racism Series 2020
March 1 @ 4:00 pm - March 2 @ 9:30 am
A diverse group of Racine area organizations is joining together to sponsor a dynamic year-long series “Opening Our Hearts and Minds to End Racism.” Throughout the Series, faith-based events will be offered to the public that are interactive and multidimensional. The goal of the series is to provide opportunities to examine how we think and feel about racism and lead to transforming individual and systemic approaches to racism.
The Series opens with a Voices of Justice presentation by Milton F. Dockery, Instructional Chairman in the History Department at Milwaukee Area Technical College entitled “Where do we go from here? A brief history of racism and its impact on American society.” on Saturday, January 25, 2020, at 10 a.m. at Gateway Technical College, Great Lakes Room. A Call to Hope and a reception will follow the presentation. Free Will Offering will be accepted. Sponsors for the “Opening Our Hearts and Minds to Racism include the Dominican Center for Justice Resources, Racine Interfaith Coalition, Racine Dominican Sisters, Racine Police Department, Racine Public Library, Racine Vocational Ministry, Siena Retreat Center, and the University of Wisconsin-Parkside.
The second event in the Series will be “Tolton, From Slave to Priest” a powerful multi-media live production, filled with music, drama, and inspiring performances. It is the remarkable story of the struggles and triumphs of the man who became America’s First Black Priest. It brings a message of hope and healing for the wounds that impact our culture. Two public performances of Tolton will take place at the Siena Center Auditorium, 5635 Erie St, Racine, WI on March 1, 2020, at 4 p.m. and March 2, 2020, at 6:30 p.m. A third performance will take place on March 2, 2020, at 9:30 a.m. Public and private high school students are being invited to attend this special performance of Tolton that will also include a facilitated learning exercise.
Other events included in the Series are additional opportunities to participate in Sacred Conversations that will be scheduled in the spring. Implicit Bias Training will be offered throughout the fall. The final event of the Series will be another Voices of Justice speaker, Ana Garcia-Ashley, Executive Director, Gamaliel Foundation on Saturday, December 12, 2020, at 10 a.m. at Gateway Technical College, 1001 S, Main St, Racine, WI 53403.
For further information on the Series go to www.racinedominicans.org/dcjr/ the Dominican Center for Justice Resources website. On the website, you will find access to registration for Series events, resources related to racism, Courageous Actions, and additional offerings in the Racine vicinity related to racism.