Dismantling Racism Training
Dismantling Racism training seeks to increase "racial understanding, healing and reconciliation." It is offered several times throughout the year and is required for all parish clergy and all lay leaders, including vestry members. Trainings are developed by the Diocese of Atlanta Beloved Community: Commission for Dismantling Racism.
The training was adjusted in 2012 to "reflect the fruit of several conversations that the commission has conducted," said Dr. Catherine Meeks of Riverdale, commission chair. "We have wanted to reframe the training in a way that makes the experience a part of the ongoing spiritual formation of the participants," she said.
Training, required of all clergy and lay leaders, runs for a single day from 8:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Although there is no charge to take the training, pre-registration is requested no later than one week in advance. The upcoming 2019 Dismantling Racism schedule is as follows:
January 12 – St. Mark’s, Dalton (Registration Closed)
January 26 – Holy Trinity, Atlanta (Registration Closed)
February 23 – St. James, Clayton (Registration Closed)
March 2 – St. Teresa's, Acworth (Registration Closed)
March 16 – St. Dunstan’s, Atlanta (Registration Closed)
March 25 – St. George's, Griffin
April 6 – St. Luke's, Atlanta (Registration Closed)
April 25 – Cathedral of St. Philip, Atlanta (Registration Closed)
May 25 – Church of the Annunciation, Marietta (Registration Closed)
June 1 – St. Paul's, Augusta
June 29 – St. Martin in the Fields, Atlanta
August 24 - All Saints', Warner Robins
For information on the trainings and how to register, write to Mary Job, firstname.lastname@example.org.