2020 Program Schedule-

To participate in this year’s virtual program, REGISTER HERE!

Walking Together on a Path Towards Race Unity and Oneness – Part 2Families and Friends Learning in Action”*

August 17 – 31, 2020

To register, scroll down and select each workshop and plenary session you want to attend, taking note of the dates and times. Select the Zoom Registration Link for each Event, Session or Workshop individually. You will receive an immediate confirmation email upon registering for each. Save each Zoom link for the workshop you plan to attend (copy and paste them into a document to keep them handy!)

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Workshop 1-


Green Lake Race Unity Coalition
Presenter/ Facilitator- Dick Rundall (45 mins)

Date- Monday, August 17, 2020
Time- 6:30 – 7:45 PM
Attendees Enter- 6:30 – 7:00

Workshop Begins- 7:00 PM
Workshop Closes- 7:45 PM

The purpose of this workshop is to introduce and begin to organize the Green Lake Conference Race Unity Coalition. The coalition was created this year by Dick Rundall. This workshop is an organizational opportunity open to members of the coalition and Baha’is who are not members, but who are doing eliminating racism and/or race unity work in their larger community. We will do brief introductions and then consult on the following-

-Future Green Lake workshops on race unity?
-How could we support each other in the future?
-Plans for the upcoming year?
-Does anyone want to coordinate the coalition?
-Do we want to expand to include not just Illinois and Wisconsin, but also Iowa, Minnesota, Michigan, and Indiana?

*Zoom Registration Link
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0pcO6trD0vHtxoWQEgrocw8x1931feJOz2

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Workshop 2-

Using Brilliant Star’s Rich Resources at Home and in Classrooms,
Presenters / Facilitators- Amy Renshaw and Katie Bishop (45 mins)

Date- Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Time- 6:30 – 7:45 PM
Attendees Enter- 6:30 – 7:00

Workshop Begins- 7:00 PM
Workshop Closes- 7:45 PM

Join Brilliant Star’s Amy Renshaw and Katie Bishop on a virtual tour of Brilliant Star Online atwww.brilliantstarmagazine.orgWe’ll explore the extensive resources available for kids, parents, and teachers, and share ideas about using them at home and in the classroom. We’ll highlight activities and stories about racial justice and unity, including those in the new “Hearts in Harmony” issue, and answer any questions from participants.  

Heidi Parsons from Brilliant Star will be the Zoom host.

*Zoom Registration Link
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZItcO2rpzwpEtyDycRwgkFZJmtvpskVClze

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Workshop 3-

What Anyone Can Do To Eliminate Racism and Create Community Unity
Presenter/ Facilitator- Dick Rundall (45 mins)

Date- Thursday, August 20, 2020
Time- 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Attendees Enter- 6:30 – 7:00

Workshop Begins- 7:00 PM
Workshop Closes- 7:45 PM

In the summer of 2017, Ann and Dick Rundall partnered with the minister of Pilgrim Baptist Church and his wife, to create Eliminate Racism 815, a Not-for-Profit, 501 © (3) organization in Rockford, Illinois. They now have over 600 people receiving their newsletter, many of who do some or much work with the organization in the community (visit the website, eliminateracism815.org and/or facebook at eliminate racism 815 @equality 815). They are partnering with many community organizations including the Rockford Public Library, the Mayor, NAACP, and several churches. Come join the workshop and learn six ways of influencing change in the community by eliminating racism and creating community unity. All of these methods are done with respect, courtesy, kindness, integrity, civility and building working relationships in order to influence change

*Zoom Registration Link
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0sceirqDIjE9FemsDHyJN5g6x0r2zQgRrQ

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Walking Together on a Path towards Race Unity and Oneness Part 2, Families and Friends Learning in Action”*

Evening Opening Plenary

“Walking Together on the Path Towards Race Unity and Oneness – Part II,” portrays how, in the most unassuming settings, heroic efforts are being made to heal racial prejudice, illustrating the manner in which families and community members can engage in neighborhood devotionals, study circles, children’s classes and junior youth groups to develop new capacities, attitudes and habits to replace outworn modes of thinking, particularly those founded on the falsehood that one group or population is superior to another.

Digital assets for this session will be posted on 8/17 at school launch.

Date- Friday, August 21, 2020
Time- 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Attendees Enter- 6:30 – 7:00 PM
Plenary Begins- 7:00 PM
Plenary Closes- 7:45 PM

*Zoom Registration Link
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMtcequqDstHtKaQdIIBJV1J1CVUHEw-e6n

*A program provided by the Office of Education and Schools.
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Family Afternoon Session 1

 

Walking Together on a Path towards Race Unity and Oneness Part 2, Families and Friends Learning in Action”*

Case Study- “The Family”

Members of a study circle discuss racial injustice from their personal experience, and how the act of coming together in regular meetings provides a healing framework to safely and supportively examine the forces unleashed in today’s world. Members will also discuss how the study circle concept accelerates racial unity on a personal level. A primary purpose of the study circle is to learn how the vision of Baha’u’llah inspires hope for the future.

Digital assets for this session will be posted on 8/17 at school launch.

Date- Saturday, August 22, 2020
Time- 1:00 – 2:15 PM
Attendees Enter- 1:00-1:30 PM
Session Begins- 1:30 PM
Session Closes- 2:15 PM

*Zoom Registration Link
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0lf-qurzsoHNE5cUMVGDVrzec5r-t-LzIk

*A program provided by the Office of Education and Schools.
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Workshop 4-

Questions and Answers,  Introduction to the Baha’i Faith
Presenter/ Facilitator- Fiona Weeks and Barry (45 mins)

Date- Saturday, August 22, 2020
Time- 6:30 – 7:45 PM
Attendees Enter- 6:30 – 7:00
Workshop Begins- 7:00 PM
Workshop Closes- 7:45 PM

*Zoom Registration Link
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIocemhrj4iH9Hqx4S24B6KDuCTW93LySdu

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Family Afternoon Session 2

Walking Together on a Path towards Race Unity and Oneness Part 2, Families and Friends Learning in Action”*

Case Study- “Mustard Seed” (45 mins)

“Walking Together on the Path Towards Race Unity and Oneness – Part II,” portrays how, in the most unassuming settings, heroic efforts are being made to heal racial prejudice, illustrating the manner in which families and community members can engage in neighborhood devotionals, study circles, children’s classes and junior youth groups to develop new capacities, attitudes and habits to replace outworn modes of thinking, particularly those founded on the falsehood that one group or population is superior to another. In this excerpt from the Junior Youth book Walking the Straight Path a woman discovers the cure for sorrow.

Digital assets for this session will be posted on 8/17 at school launch.

Date- Sunday, August 23, 2020
Time- 1:00 – 2:15 PM
Attendees Enter- 1:00 – 1:30 PM
Session Begins- 1:30 PM
Session Closes- 2:15 PM

*Zoom Registration Link
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUof-6tqj4oH9dBT5h2fQOjEeb3B2IRQWRW

*A program provided by the Office of Education and Schools. ______________________________________________


Workshop 5-

South Minneapolis Baha’is Becoming One With Neighbors Presenters/ Facilitators- Andy Hartin and Everett Ayoubzadeh (45 mins)

Date- Monday, August 24, 2020
Time- 6:30 – 7:45 PM
Attendees Enter- 6:30 – 7:00
Workshop Begins- 7:00 PM
Workshop Closes- 7:45 PM

When it comes to working toward racial justice and unity, Baha’is often speak about transformation at the neighborhood level — the building of new systems and patterns of behavior to replace faulty ones. The Minneapolis Baha’is offer a stunning, real-time example of what it looks like to listen to people of color and to move organically toward transformation in step with neighbors.

*Zoom Registration Link
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwrcO2orT0qG9TGDYOIPAsIOYws5-oFwCGB

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Workshop 6-

Using Communication & Personal Commitment To Develop a Racial Unity Plan
Presenter/ Facilitator- Christine Javid

Date- Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Time- 6:30 – 7:45 PM
Attendees Enter- 6:30 – 7:00

Workshop Begins- 7:00 PM
Workshop Closes- 7:45 PM

Using Communication & Personal Commitment To Develop a Racial Unity Plan In this workshop, we will learn about developing an interpersonal racial unity plan based on the Baha’i Writings and various disciplines that I have found useful in my own development. These will include biology, cultural theory, attachment theory and how cognitive biases work. Some of my personal experiences will be shared and how they have formed the basis of my individual plan for establishing and strengthening relationships with people of different backgrounds. I view this workshop as a continuation of each of our journeys to learn, promote relationship-building and further racial healing. To that end, people will be encouraged to share their own experiences and efforts because we are all on this journey together.

*Zoom Registration Link
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAod-6sqjojGNa9_wOjrIzgh8X3yhj01bT7

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Workshop 7-

Considering the July 22 Letter From The Universal House of Justice
Presenter/ Facilitator- George Davis (90 mins)

Date- Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Time- 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Attendees Enter- 6:30 – 7:00

Workshop Begins- 7:00 PM
Workshop Closes- 8:30 PM

In considering the July 22 letter of the House of Justice:
1) What are the three areas of action currently being taken by the Baha’i community in addressing racism and social justice as defined by the Universal House of Justice? What are some examples of each that you are aware of or personally engaging in?
2) What is the role of divine love in the elimination of prejudice and in changing systems and policies that support injustice?
3) What are the concepts and principles developed in the current series of Plans articulated by the House of justice that lead to social transformation? Where have you seen them applied and what has been the impact?
4) What is required of us in order to build true bonds of love and unity among the members of the Baha’i community that will bring about the oneness of humanity?

*Zoom Registration Link
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUof-mhrj4pEtAR2GUH8NBx1gHLhp5zflpC

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Workshop 8-

Study Of The NSA Letter “On The Path Towards Racial Justice – June 19, 2020”
Presenter/ Facilitator- George Davis (90 mins)

Date?- Thursday, August 27, 2020
Time- 6:30- 8:30 PM
Attendees Enter- 6:30 – 7:00

Workshop Begins- 7:00 PM
Workshop Closes- 8:30 PM

Some of the areas to be considered-
1) What are the principles that underlie the Baha’i conception of the oneness of humanity as articulated in the NSA’s statement?
2) How can we effectively use the statement of the NSA and the online resources in public discourses and conversations with friends and acquaintances?

*Zoom Registration Link
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAudOyrqTopHNz9J7Z1nqfIjFuiG7OUOenN

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Family Afternoon Session 3

Walking Together on a Path towards Race Unity and Oneness Part 2, Families and Friends Learning in Action”* 

Case Study- “The Museum” (45 mins)

“Walking Together on the Path Towards Race Unity and Oneness – Part II,” portrays how, in the most unassuming settings, heroic efforts are being made to heal racial prejudice, illustrating the manner in which families and community members can engage in neighborhood devotionals, study circles, children’s classes and junior youth groups to develop new capacities, attitudes and habits to replace outworn modes of thinking, particularly those founded on the falsehood that one group or population is superior to another.

Digital assets for this session will be posted on 8/17 at school launch.

Date- Saturday, August 29, 2020
Time- 1:00 – 2:15 PM
Attendees Enter- 1:00 – 1:30 PM
Session Begins- 1:30 PM
Session Closes- 2:15 PM

*Zoom Registration Link
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMrde6prDwvHtChNft5Q3VNU7nV-qfD06lW

*A program provided by the Office of Education and Schools.
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Workshop 9-

Junior Youth Groups and Walking together on a Path toward Race Unity and Oneness
Presenter/ Facilitator- Matin Akbari (45 mins)

Date- Saturday, August 29, 2020
Time- 6:30 – 7:45 PM
Attendees Enter- 6:30 – 7:00

Workshop Begins- 7:00 PM
Workshop Closes- 7:45 PM

*Zoom Registration Link
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0pcu2orDIiEt1WGYU7-ltpb1nngNxMugzF

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Family Afternoon Session 4

Walking Together on a Path towards Race Unity and Oneness Part 2, Families and Friends Learning in Action”* 

Case Study- “Kibomi Walks” (45 mins)

“Walking Together on the Path Towards Race Unity and Oneness – Part II,” portrays how, in the most unassuming settings, heroic efforts are being made to heal racial prejudice, illustrating the manner in which families and community members can engage in neighborhood devotionals, study circles, children’s classes and junior youth groups to develop new capacities, attitudes and habits to replace outworn modes of thinking, particularly those founded on the falsehood that one group or population is superior to another.  In this excerpt from the Junior Youth book Glimmerings of Hope a young boy learns the power of trust.

Digital assets for this session will be posted on 8/17 at school launch.

Date- Sunday, August 30, 2020
Time- 1:00- 2:15 PM
Attendees Enter- 1:00-1:30 PM
Session Begins- 1:30 PM
Session Closes- 2:15 PM

*Zoom Registration Link
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYtfu2rqTssE9Cj95Z2Ca8LUWNJtySMT3AP

*A program provided by the Office of Education and Schools.
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Adult Evening Session 5

Walking Together on a Path towards Race Unity and Oneness Part 2, Families and Friends Learning in Action”*

“The Fire Tablet” (75 mins)

“Walking Together on the Path Towards Race Unity and Oneness – Part II,” portrays how, in the most unassuming settings, heroic efforts are being made to heal racial prejudice, illustrating the manner in which families and community members can engage in neighborhood devotionals, study circles, children’s classes and junior youth groups to develop new capacities, attitudes and habits to replace outworn modes of thinking, particularly those founded on the falsehood that one group or population is superior to another.

Digital assets for this session will be posted on 8/17 at school launch.

Date- Sunday, August 30, 2020
Time- 6:30 – 8:15 PM
Attendees Enter- 6:30 – 7:00
Session Begins- 7:00 PM
Session Closes- 8:15 PM

*Zoom Registration Link
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEqdO6rqDkoHtT28oLehE9k6KiOiQxGR5PK

*A program provided by the Office of Education and Schools.
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Walking Together on a Path towards Race Unity and Oneness Part 2, Families and Friends Learning in Action”*

Evening Closing Plenary (45 mins)

“Walking Together on the Path Towards Race Unity and Oneness – Part II,” portrays how, in the most unassuming settings, heroic efforts are being made to heal racial prejudice, illustrating the manner in which families and community members can engage in neighborhood devotionals, study circles, children’s classes and junior youth groups to develop new capacities, attitudes and habits to replace outworn modes of thinking, particularly those founded on the falsehood that one group or population is superior to another.

Digital assets for this session will be posted on 8/17 at school launch.

Date- Monday, August 31, 2020
Time- 6:30 – 7:45 PM
Attendees Enter- 6:30 – 7:00 PM
Plenary Begins- 7:00 PM
Plenary Closes- 7:45 PM

*Zoom Registration Link
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0vc-upqTovHNdPOierotv2xY-SkdsUKtOV

*A program provided by the Office of Education and Schools.
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