Saturday, August 19, 2006

Diversity Awareness Training.

Welcoming Diversity Awareness series I
The Color of Fear Film and Workshop:
How we allow fear and anger to control us
concerning our differences.

September 11, Monday
5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Lexington, Ky
Fellowship Hall, LTS
Lexington Theological Seminary
Simultaneous translation in Spanish.

A three hour Interactive Workshop.
The Color of Fear is a dynamic workshop organized around the insightful, groundbreaking film about the state of race relations in America as seen through the eyes of eight North American men of Asian, European, Latino and African descent. In a series of intelligent, emotional and dramatic confrontations the men reveal the pain and scars that racism has caused them. What emerges is a deeper sense of understanding and trust. This is the dialogue most of us fear, but hope will happen sometime in our lifetime. Reference: see website.

Participants are asked to engage with one another on this deeper level of awareness of the impact of our feelings of anger and fear about differences in color and race. The result is a powerful and moving experience that is conducive to creating a more caring community.

Facilitator: Rev. Jim Thurman, M.A., Associate minister, Shiloh Baptist Church where he also directs their prison ministry. Jim facilitated the first Color of Fear workshop in 1997 while serving as President of the Lexington Network. He has authored two books: Essays in Christian Thought and A World Gone Mad, and is a former contributing columnist for the Lexington Herald-Leader. He is a community activist, teacher, father, grandfather and great grandfather

Sponsoring Agencies and community groups will reserve a table for six persons, for a total offering of $20.00 per table. As of August 19, Saturday, five tables are left for reservation. Churches, agencies and organizations are invited to apply. This is required training for volunteers in the Spiritual Growth program for men and for women, featured in the Herald-Leader Community page on August 16.

Paschal Baute, Pastoral Psychologist
Amazing Grace Chapel
4080 Lofgren Ct. Lexington, Ky 40509
tel 859-293-5302
Suggested closing date for sponsorship is August 25.

Note from Paschal: this is one of the most powerful experiences in diversity awareness that I have participated in. All our prison ministry volunteers are required to attend this. Expect a moving, participative experience.


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