Episcopal Peace Fellowship's series of free, one-hour online presentations continues on Sunday, October 3 at 4:00 pm Eastern with Sacred Ground, presented by Katrina Browne, producer/director of "Traces of the Trade."
Sunday, October 3 at 4:00 pm Eastern
AN HONEST LOOK AT THE HISTORY OF RACE LEADING TO HONEST ENGAGEMENT WITH EACH OTHER
Presented by: Katrina Browne
SACRED GROUND: FINDING OUR PLACE IN THE HISTORY OF RACISM
Lead presenter, Katrina Browne, produced/directed the Emmy-nominated Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North, a documentary about her slave-trading ancestors from Rhode Island, the hidden history of the North’s complicity in slavery, and her family’s reckoning with questions of privilege and repair. Traces premiered at Sundance (2008), aired on PBS, and contributed to the Episcopal Church's decision to atone for its role in slavery. Katrina now works for the Church as a consultant on the Becoming Beloved Community racial justice and healing initiatives. She was the lead developer of the Sacred Ground curriculum which has been taken up by over 1700 circles in congregations across the country and is expanding in new ways.
This workshop is an overview of Sacred Ground (a film and readings-based dialogue on race) including discussion of clips from the films. Experienced facilitators will offer guidance for how to form small groups to walk through key chapters in America's history of race and racism, while weaving in threads of family stories, economic class, and political and regional identity.
Sacred Ground is a powerful online curriculum of films that focuses on Indigenous, Black, Latino, and Asian/Pacific histories as they interact with European-American histories. We all need to know this, but the series is especially helpful for white people talking with each other about race. These are the stories the anti-CRT protestors don't want us to tell.