Join us on Sunday mornings from 11:00-12:30 by Zoom for the continuing discussion series, Dialogue for Change, where we learn about and discuss aspects of Black experience and racial injustice.
Program topics for upcoming weeks:
• January 10 – TedTalk video discussion: Racism Thrives on Silence; facilitated by Patsy Kyles and Lucinda Huffaker
• January 17 – Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man video discussion: The Petaluma Police Department, facilitated by Jim Ball
• January 31 – Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man video discussion: Racism and the Church, facilitated by Pastor Kim
• February 7 – Implicit Bias in Everyday Life, presented by Lucinda Huffaker
• February 14 – TBD
To participate, contact Patsy Kyles in the church office at or by phone at 925-428-9873 for the Zoom and video links.
For information, contact Lucinda Huffaker.
Each week in the Friday Memo, the Dialogue for Change Committee alerts you to resources to learn more about Black experience and racial issues. This week we recommend a PBS special, Driving While Black: Race, Space, and Mobility in America. The 2-hour video aired in October 2020 and portrays how the advent of the automobile brought new mobility and freedom for African Americans but also exposed them to discrimination and deadly violence, and how that history resonates today. Good stuff!
You are also invited to participate in Action Matters- our monthly meeting meant to help people take small actions to resist racism. We share information about organizations we know about or are participating with, meetings or workshops to try out, upcoming speakers, and who from our church is already connected with them. You can share, join, give, volunteer, or simply listen and learn!
Check our events calendar for upcoming meetings and/or contact Lucinda Huffaker for additional info and Zoom link.
Community Art Project
We’re supporting the “Breathing Free Together,” a Community Art Project for Racial Equity. Here’s information and the call for art (deadline March 7):Breathing-Free-Together-flyer