Helen Minnis is the 2022 Swarthmore Lecturer. She is an Elder at Glasgow Quaker Meeting and Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University…
Anti-Racist Action Now
19 July 2022 - 19 July 2022
19:00 - 20:30
What can Quakers actually do – as individuals and as a church – to become an anti-racist faith community? In her Swarthmore Lecture Helen reflects on how there is no easy call to action, because those of us living privileged lives are unlikely to be the people who have the answers.
In this session, facilitated by Helen Minnis, we will explore how the position of our society and our Quaker community is the result of 500 years of history, and a myriad of mistakes. We will think about where some of the myriad of solutions might be found.
“The answers that we need are out there in the chillier places, probably blindingly obvious to Black and brown people who are experiencing, on a daily basis, what it means to be on the wrong side of our caste system”.
How can we find ways of getting out of our comfort zones, of really listening, so that we have our best chance of finding out what action to take? How we can work together with people who are different from us, to create a better planet for us all?
This course will involve:
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