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The Poetry of Race

Past Sessions
Wednesday, August 25, 2021 17 Elul 5781 - 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM - Virtual on Zoom
Wednesday, August 11, 2021 3 Elul 5781 - 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM - Virtual on Zoom

As part of our 2021 Elul experience, the Racial Justice and Awareness Committee at B’nai Havurah invites you to join us in thinking about different aspects of race in America. We will use poetry, reflective writing and collage art to explore these issues in two experiential sessions.

We hope you will be able to attend both sessions, but if you are only able to attend one, we encourage you to register for that session. Sessions will be recorded.

 

PART I:  Allegiance
Wednesday, August 11th, 4:30 – 6:00 pm

In this experiential session, we will explore issues around race, inclusion, our own place in America, and how we can enrich and expand our own understanding of these topics.  We will emphasize multiple ways to think about these issues, including poetry, reflective writing, deep sharing and silent reflection. In addition to discussing these subjects, we will consider what actions we can take. 

Please register below for this Zoom event, and have some paper and pen close by for the writing exercises.

 

PART II:  Shared Future
Wednesday, August 25th, 4:30 – 6:00 pm

In this session we will explore subjects such as beauty, blackness, inheritance, and feelings of helplessness and of strength. As in the first session, we will emphasize multiple ways to think about these issues, including poetry, reflective writing, deep sharing and silent reflection.  Positive action will be emphasized as well.

Please register below for this Zoom event.

 

FACILITATOR:  Talia Winokur grew up as a member of B'nai Havurah in the 1980s and 1990s, often teaching in the religious school and leading services. After college, she lived in La Paz, Bolivia and Los Angeles where she worked on several interfaith and cross/racial initiatives. Before moving back to Denver in 2018, she was the director of Breakthrough Santa Fe, a college access program for low-income students in Northern New Mexico. She is currently an elementary school teacher at Smith Elementary school in North Park Hill, where she teaches language arts to Spanish speaking 3rd through 5th graders.  

 

 

REGISTRATION

To attend this virtual event, please complete the registration form below. Upon registration, a Zoom link will be provided in your confirmation email.

B'NAI HAVURAH MEMBERS:
Please select the total number of people joining you for Poetry of Racism on August 11. PLEASE INCLUDE YOURSELF: If you are joining us alone, please select "1".
Please select the total number of people joining you for Poetry of Racism on August 25. PLEASE INCLUDE YOURSELF: If you are joining us alone, please select "1".

WELCOME, FRIENDS OF B'NAI HAVURAH!
 

Thank you for joining us. Your nominal fee of $5 per class/session helps us continue to provide quality programs in our community. If this is a hardship for you or if you'd like to learn about membership at B'nai Havurah, please contact Becky Epstein at exec@bnaihavurah.org or 303-388-4441.


Thank you for your support.

Please select the total number of people joining you for Poetry of Racism on August 11. PLEASE INCLUDE YOURSELF: If you are joining us alone, please select "1".
Please select the total number of people joining you for Poetry of Racism on August 25. PLEASE INCLUDE YOURSELF: If you are joining us alone, please select "1".

The Poetry of Race is a Year of Learning program, sponsored by the CBG Family Fund.

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