Nearly 50 Georgetown residents recently completed One Human Race, a three-part workshop designed to educate people about racism and its devastating impact.
The workshop, developed by the Union of Black Episcopalians Myra McDaniel Chapter at St. James Episcopal Church in Austin, was brought to Georgetown by the Courageous Conversations Planning Group. The workshop was held at First United Methodist Church the second, third and fourth Saturdays in May.
“After the overwhelming response to the Georgetown Reads book discussion and the Courageous Conversations series in February, Black History Month, we wanted to bring another opportunity for engagement to Georgetown to help people address racism,” said Ron Swain, convener of the Courageous Conversations Planning Group. “There is clearly a thirst for the information people are learning, many for the first time, of the deep roots of racism in our country and state. There is also a deep-seated desire to ensure that Georgetown is a ‘beloved community” where everyone is valued, respected and accepted.’ ”
The Courageous Conversations Planning Group is working on activities for the coming months, including additional workshops, book discussions and information sharing.
The Georgetown Courageous Conversations Planning Group is an interracial, multicultural and multiethnic group of individuals from various faith communities working to facilitate respectful, civil conversations about race.
For more information about the Courageous Conversations Planning Group and to get on the email distribution list, please email LetsTalk@CourageousConvoGTX.com.
For information about other workshops offered by One Human Race in Austin, click here.