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The Network for Dismantling Racism presents:
First Steps to Dismantling Racism
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The Synod of the Sun Network for Dismantling Racism presents a series of four webinars on First Steps to Dismantling Racism, led by Warren Chalklen, Ph.D. Learn more about Warren Chalklen, Ph.D. here.


This four-week webinar is the first presentation by the Network for Dismantling Racism, a group of concerned Presbyterians from all 11 presbyteries of the Synod of the Sun. In the coming months, N4DR will present additional programs and events that will address the issues of anti-racism and structural racism.


The webinars consist of four 1.5 hour videos plus additional resources. These sessions include:

Session 1 - What Does it Mean to be Anti-Racist?

Session 2 - Engaging Colleagues and Students in Anti-Racist Learning Moments.

Session 3 - Identify and Combat Institutional and Structural Racism.

Session 4- Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression.

Sponsorship for this N4DR event has been provided by all 11 Presbyteries of the Synod of the Sun: Presbytery of Arkansas, Cimarron Presbytery, Eastern Oklahoma Presbytery, Grace Presbytery, Indian Nations Presbytery, Mission Presbytery, Presbytery of New Covenant, Palo Duro Presbytery, Presbytery of the Pines, Presbytery of South Louisiana and Tres Rios Presbytery.


For more information about and to gain access to these webinars or for information on how to join the Network for Dismantling Racism, contact:

N4DR's Moderator -

Facilitating Across

It is vitally important that the many difficult conversations taking place in our church communities are not driving us apart, but that the differences we have are listened to with openness and with a desire to understand. Resetting the Table’s training is designed to keep communication from breaking down when talking about polarizing topics that are being discussed at all levels of the synod.

Participants will learn skills for facilitating charged conversations while staying connected and receptive to passionate members of a conversation. This training is applicable:

* to race-related conversations in the Network for Dismantling Racism; and


* to congregation, presbytery and synod conversations on a wide range of topics.


There are 24 spots to be divided among 11 presbyteries. Our hope is that a cohort of at least 2 people per presbytery will participate in this training, and then help share it throughout the presbyteries and Synod of the Sun. (If you are the third person from a presbytery, you will be put on a wait list.)

The Synod and Presbytery Leaders believe this training is timely and will bear fruit for the Church. To that end, they have invested heavily in the cost of the training to make it available. We want the participants to share in that investment, as well, with a modest registration fee and a commitment to full participation.

I understand I am committing to all five dates and times as these events are all Live Events Only.

Tuesday June 6 12:00-2:30 CDT Session 1

Thursday June 8 12:00-2:30 CDT Session 2

Thursday June 15 12:00-2:30 CDT Session 3

Tuesday June 27 12:00-2:30 CDT Session 4

Follow-up Session(s) TBD

Cost: $100
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