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Dismantling Racism: The Sacred Intelligence Journey of Faith
February 26, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am ESTFree
This is a 2-session workshop; participants can only sign up for the series as a whole and are expected to attend all sessions.
Dates: Saturday, February 26, 2022 and Saturday, March 12, 2022, from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
The desire and willingness to dismantle racism comes with moments of weariness and can be very daunting. A dose of faith is needed to maintain commitment to the goals of racial equity. In this two-part course, the Rev. Dr. Terrlyn L. Curry Avery will provide an overview of the sacred intelligence journey of faith. She will share what it means to have sacred intelligence and discuss the three elements of faith that are necessary in the march toward social justice. These are: Sacred Motive: to look deeply and introspectively at why we want to engage in a conversation on race, advocate for racial equities, or even start a movement to dismantle racism; Selfish Mindset: to determine the thinking that impedes our ability to move beyond fear, complacency, denial, judgment, guilt, or shame to a mindset that allows for movement in the face of obstacles, overwhelm, and distress; Shared Movement: to decide and commit to awakening to the ways in which all of our lives are impacted by race; to continuously examine the ways in which those who are of the lighter hue benefit from systemic racism; to actively engage in practices that no longer perpetuate such a system; and to consistently reach across the color line to openly embrace and deepen relationships with those of another race.
This is a two part series; participants are expected to attend both sessions.
Rev. Dr. Terrlyn L. Curry Avery (TLC) is the creator of Pastology, the cutting-edge field that focuses on the synergy between pastoring and psychology. She holds a Ph.D. from Hofstra University and a Masters of Divinity from Yale University. She calls herself a pastologist and is a transformational leader, coach, speaker, author, and retreat leader. Rev. Dr. TLC is passionate about issues of social justice. Her programs are designed to increase awareness of racial inequities and to deepen the level of consciousness and commitment of participants around issues of systemic and institutional racism, to begin individual transformation, and to move to systemic transformation within a particular organization, community, or institution. Rev. Dr. TLC is the author of Sacred Intelligence: The Essence of Sacred, Selfish & Shared Relationships and will be publishing her second book this year, Dismantling Racism: The Sacred Intelligence Journey of Faith for Transformational Leaders. She is the host of The Dismantle Racism Show with the Rev. Dr. TLC, which airs on talkradio.nyc.