An Occasional Conversation: An Opportunity for Deep Dialogue

This parishioner-led initiative seeks to bring together people interested in engaging in deep and conscious speech (i.e. dialogue) on topics the group considers to be critical issues of our day. Each event will feature a film screening as the prompt for the Conversations. We will share thoughts, exchange ideas, express concerns, and encourage and support each other.   The “Conversations” are not designed as a series, as each film can be screened independently. However, the topic of a conversation may be revisited in multiple screenings. In this way, we may introduce and examine an issue then look at it through the lens of other cinematic treatments.

St V parishioner diaedre is steward of “An Occasional Conversation.” All inquiries and suggestions should be directed to her at diaedre@gmail.com. Each event will have facilitator(s). All are invited to join in this opportunity for honest and authentic conversations.

Our First Event
Film: Cracking the Codes:  The System of Racial Inequity
When: Saturday, May, 13,  12:45- 3:15 PM
Where: St. V’s Classrooms

Parishioners Mary Catherine Bunting and Rita McMullin will facilitate the re-screening of  this film to launch the new initiative. The film is the perfect vehicle to launch “An Occasional Conversation” because it defines what dialogue actually is. Then, it invites discussion about the causes and consequences of systemic inequity. This 75-minute event will allow us to view the film and then have ample time to discuss. Snacks and beverages will be provided. Free.

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