Dismantling Racism with Dr. Catherine Meeks
Please join us for Dismantling Racism, led by one of the creators of this curriculum, Dr. Catherine Meeks. This timely training is designed to increase racial understanding, healing and reconciliation.
Participants will engage in brave conversations with one another and seek to find a new way of seeing the world around us. Some of the GS Youth who attended this summer’s Civil Rights Pilgrimage will assist participants in the experience; and through the grace-filled presence of Dr. Meeks, we will become transformed.
ADDITIONAL EVENTS WITH DR. MEEKS
On the evening prior to the workshop, we will host a potluck dinner from 6:00 – 7:30, and Catherine will be in attendance. During the dinner Catherine will sign books and meet all who are interested! Please bring a side dish to complement Rudy’s BBQ. We will also share this evening with the Youth who attended the Civil Rights Pilgrimage over the summer.
If you’re unable to make those events, don’t worry. Dr. Meeks will also preach during the 10:30 church-building service on Sunday, September 22, and then she will head over to The Hill for a forum.
Register here today. Space is limited.
About Catherine Meeks, Ph.D., Author, Racial Healing Consultant, Midwife to the Soul
For more than 30 years, Catherine has tirelessly advocated for racial healing and social justice in general, giving voice to those living on the margins of society and promoting a healthy racial dialogue worldwide. Her unique storytelling style has made her a popular speaker and workshop facilitator and continues to inspire her students in courses on race, gender and prejudice.
She is a newspaper columnist, a frequent radio commentator and the author of several well-known books, including “Standing on Their Shoulders: A Celebration of the Wisdom of African American Women.” Her most recent book is an edited volume titled “Living Into God’s Dream: Dismantling Racism in America, published by Morehouse Publishing 2016.
Catherine is the retired Clara Carter Acree Distinguished Professor of Socio Cultural Studies and professor of Social Science and Director of the Lane Center for Community Engagement and Service at Wesleyan College in Macon, Ga. She has been blessed with numerous awards and commendations for her commitment to social change, literacy and racial harmony, Catherine has been honored as a visiting distinguished scholar, Pepperdine University, Visiting Lecturer at Candler School of Theology at Emory University, frequent national workshop leader and lay preacher in the Episcopal Church since her retirement. She currently serves as the Chair of the Beloved Community: Commission for Dismantling Racism for the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta.