Becoming Human: Dismantling Racism
During the season of Lent 2020, the University of St. Thomas and The Basilica of Saint Mary collaborated on an educational series toward dismantling racism that was called “Becoming Human.” The outbreak of COVID-19 in the United States made online delivery necessary. This "online portal" provides access to the series as well as some additional tools that will help to engage in the work of transforming our communities.
The theory guiding this series is that the racial history we all inherit is dehumanizing for all of us, though it is dehumanizing for white folks in different ways than it is dehumanizing for people of color. The only way to “become human” is to confront the legacy of white supremacy and undergo a process of transformation, even conversion, to engage more humanely in the world, especially across the color line.
This series has six parts, each with a Welcome, Presentation, Activity and Reflection.
To access the series, go to: https://stthomas.lmscheckout.com/Course/view/becoming-human-dismantling-racism-1
The Basilica of Saint Mary is offering this series free of charge. Please contact Janice Andersen for a discount code.
For more information, or to get involved in work of racial reconciliation at The Basilica of Saint Mary, contact Janice Andersen.