Saturday, Oct. 5th, 2-5:30 pm
Creating beloved community: Courageous sharing about whiteness and barriers to conversations
Sponsored by The Beloved Community Team of St. Andrew (of Marblehead) and St. Steven (of Lynn) Churches – A diverse group focusing on the eradication of racism & social injustice.
Hosted by St. Andrew Episcopal Church
135 Lafayette St, Marblehead, MA
Please register on Eventbrite to help us plan.
For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
We encourage participants to read White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo
Participants will be compassionately guided through an interactive performance and
a workshop designed especially for white people willing to take a personal look at race, white
identity, and how white fragility may get in our way of more deep connections. We will move
beyond the rut of blame and shame that often bog down conversations about race and
whiteness and move towards empowering each other to do personal reflection, create a
culture of support, and visions for liberation.
True Story Theater will invite audience members to tell moments from their lives. Then
the actors honor these stories through drama, movement, music and song. Audiences laugh
and cry, build respect, make connections, and gain insights about their lives. The
performance will be followed by a brief workshop to learn effective ways to support
ourselves and other white people to see our own whiteness, interrupt bias, receive feedback
in a non-defensive way as part of working towards racial justice.
People of Color from the Beloved Community Team will participate as witnesses and
allies to their brothers and sisters as we struggle to engage with this challenging concept,
Light Refreshments – Free Admission