A Film-Based Dialogue on Race & Faith

Sundays 11:30-1 pm or Wednesdays 7-8:30pm at St. John’s

Series Overview: Sunday, September 22 at 11:30 AM

This year, parishioners at St. John’s are invited to participate in a journey over the sacred ground of racial introspection and reconciliation. In this 10-part series offered by St. John’s Adult Education, developed by the Episcopal Church, and co-facilitated by parishioners Holly Carter and Caitlin Slodden, we will walk through the chapters of America’s history of race and racism, while weaving in threads of family story, socio-economic status, and political and regional identity.  Goals include:

• Examining the impact of white privilege

•    Learning how and why racial inequalities are perpetuated in contemporary American society

•   Gaining a deeper appreciation for other cultures and experiences

• Fostering greater awareness of and deeper empathytowards others 

• Increasing self-awareness

• Engaging with issues of racial identity and difference

• Developing tools to better navigate the world as faithful Christians

• Intergenerational dialogue - high school age parishioners welcome


We ask that you please commit to attend all 10 sessions on the day in which you enroll. We will reach out to all registrants prior to the first session date to confirm registration and day of the week. Note that a session is subject to cancellation if a minimum enrollment is not met.

Sunday Session: 10/6, 10/20, 11/3, 11/17, 12/8, 1/12, 1/26, 2/9, 2/23, 3/8

Snow date: 3/22

Wednesday Session: 10/9, 10/23, 11/6, 11/20, 12/11, 1/15, 1/29, 2/12, 2/26, 3/11

Snow date: 3/25