Tuesdays, October 13 and 27, and November 10, 2020
6:30 – 8:00 pm (Central Daylight Time via Zoom)
Start or continue to work toward antiracism by identifying internalized narratives, inviting body awareness, and engaging presence practices in this three-part online workshop. Together, we will explore racism not as a personal choice but as a collective, often subconscious reality that affects literally every person who grew up in Western cultures. Like our Enneagram types, racism tells a story of who we are that is incomplete.
Through presentations, small group conversations, exercises, breakout caucus groups for white people and people of color, and video excerpts of interviews with people of color who have worked with the Enneagram, we’ll discover how Enneagram type can inform reactions to and participation in race conversations.
The facilitators believe that this work, for both people of color and white people, is not only possible but essential for personal and communal healing. By doing deep inward work for the sake of social transformation, we discover how to shed false narratives and unearth truth. For participants of color, this workshop will give language and tools for engaging internalized oppression and healing wounds. For white participants, this workshop will increase awareness of unintentional reinforcement of oppression and options for choosing a new way.
COST: $125.00 for the series.
This series will be held via Zoom and has a total contact time of 4.5 hours.
Online Course Expectations + Details:
- Register as individuals; if more than one person from your household is taking the course, ensure that you are participating in the course from separate devices.
- After registering and prior to the date of the start of this series, you will receive an email from Wisdom Ways with the Zoom link and other information.
- Have the technology and internet connection that allow for stable video and audio connection through a computer or a hand-held device (e.g., tablet or smart phone).
- Each Zoom session will open 15 minutes prior to the start time so that any technological challenges can be addressed.
- Each Zoom session will include a facilitator from Wisdom Ways who will help navigate the small groups, and the questions and comments that are shared through the chat function.
Rev. Tyler Sit has had the immense pleasure of being the church planter of New City Church, a church that focuses on environmental justice. He is a United Methodist pastor, the son of a Chinese immigrant, and author of the upcoming book tentatively titled Staying Awake: The Gospel for Changemakers. When he’s not at New City, you’ll find Tyler wandering around the Mississippi River.
Debbi Horton’s passion is to create and share Enneagram practices that deepen our journey. She loves teaching the Enneagram in lots of settings, including prisons, as an Enneagram Prison Project Guide. She is also a Spiritual Director, companioning others interested in the Enneagram as a tool for growth. Debbi co-developed and co-presents Moving the Race Conversation Forward with the Enneagram and is active in antiracist groups.