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Cultivating Equity at The Basilica: Zoom Session

Thursday, May 19, 2022 - 5:30pm to 8:15pm

Cultivating Equity at The Basilica: Zoom Session

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Presentation: 5:30- 7:00pm and Q&A: 7:15-8:15pm (optional)

Join Sarah Bellamy and Sara Schonwald on a parish-wide zoom session on Cultivating Equity at The Basilica. This session will offer parishioners of The Basilica an opportunity to build a deeper awareness of interpersonal and structural racism, learn and practice an equity framework, and develop strong rationale and skills to support a more inclusive, equitable Church community. 

If you missed the session on Thursday, April 28, this is a second running of the event. 

Registration has ended.


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Sarah Bellamy

Sarah Bellamy is a nationally renowned racial equity facilitator and practitioner of racial healing. As President of Penumbra, her stewardship of the organization strikes a purposeful balance between a vitalized future and a reverent past. Under her leadership the company has produced critically acclaimed art and racial equity training programs that inspire the heart and guide responsible social action. She has served as Penumbra's Artistic Director, Producer, and Education Director. A respected scholar, professor, and writer, Ms. Bellamy is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and holds an M.A. in the Humanities from the University of Chicago. She has taught at Macalester College, the University of Minnesota, and served as Visiting Professor of Theatre and Culture at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities.

As the founder of the Twin Cities Theatres of Color Coalition, she strives to address disparities in philanthropy for arts organizations of color, support community organizing for artists of color, and increase accountability for predominately white institutions attempting to create programming that engages diverse audiences. Sarah has been awarded the Hubert H. Humphrey Public Leadership Award, a Bush Foundation Fellowship, and served on the Board of Directors for Theatre Communications Group.

She currently serves on the Board of Directors for The Jerome Foundation. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota with her husband and two small children.


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Sara Wernick Schonwald

Sara Wernick Schonwald, founder of Listen to Lead, is a dynamic facilitator, trainer, listener and coach. Her practice of listening and consulting centers the understanding that we're all connected to each other, and that it is our collective opportunity and responsibility to work together for justice and liberation. Sara's consulting work, the majority of which she does through Team Dynamics, lives at the intersection of intercultural development, organizational development and social justice. Sara is also a practitioner of biodynamic craniosacral therapy, a hands-on healing modality. She practices coaching and craniosacral therapy out of United Bodyworkers and Artists studio, a studio founded by Alejandra (Tobar Alatriz) and led in collaboration with Sun Yung Shin and Sara. Sara is a Qualified Administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory and a trained practitioner of the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). She earned her B.A. in Psychology from George Washington University and M.A.Ed. in Policy, Organization, and Leadership Studies from Stanford University.

Sara is third-generation U.S. American; her great-grandparents fled to the U.S. from Eastern Europe. She also identifies as a white, straight, Jewish woman who's a mom, spouse, proud Minnesotan, Gen X / Millenial "cusper" and ENFP.

She loves kitchen dance parties with her 11- and 9-year-old children, studying Kabbalah and earth-based Judaism, and being active outside in all seasons.