Hey Parents, There is an upcoming workshop on the 21st at which parents will learn how to have age appropriate conversations with their children about the role of white privilege and institutional racism in society.
Racism is something that I am constantly hearing about from the youth at St. Charles. I put this out to you because white privilege and institutional racism are daily realities that many of our children are witness too. What is called for is conversation that empowers all involved and that clearly lays out the call of our faith to end these societal sins. My prayer is that this work-shop will be a step in the right direction. More Info below.
Sunday, January 21st, 1-4 PM
$0-50 sliding scale donation requested - All proceeds donated to Mudbone Grown
Havurah Shalom - 825 NW 18th Ave, Portland OR 97209
Childcare and snacks for kids will be provided. Please bring a snack to share with adults.
Registration required: https://goo.gl/forms/amjbPo0NAFLARuOB3
Questions? Contact SURJ Family action group at SURJFamilyAction.PDX@gmail.com
Showing Up for Racial Justice - SURJ PDX is a Portland based group focused on educating, organizing and mobilizing white people to work for racial justice. SURJ PDX provides a space to build relationships, skills, and political analysis to work effectively within a multiracial movement for justice.
"Contrary to popular misguided cultural stereotypes and frequent parental misconceptions, we believe that the evidence clearly shows that the single most important influence on the religious and spiritual lives of adolescents is their parents."-The Spirit and Culture of Youth Ministry
Parents will gather in the parish center for faith sharing and a good time. Meanwhile High School and Junior High youth will meet for prayer and small groups in room 13. To conclude Parents and Youth will come together for a shared meal. Please join us!