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August 2020

A YMI Seminar on Racial Resilience

August 5, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Join Christopher Carter and Seth Schoen for a six-part seminar designed to guide participants through the Racial Resilience anti-racism training with the primary goal of becoming an anti-racist member of society. Addressing structural racism within the US in general and churches in particular requires an analysis of the theo-cultural ideologies that normalize/moralize racism and the development of tools/capacities that enable human beings to undermine these false ideologies. This seminar equips participants with the necessary tools to 1) be able to identify internalized, interpersonal, and structural racism, and 2) attend to the inner stirrings of their conscience (i.e. culturally racist ideologies) that have historically led people (especially white people) to the false conclusion that there is another plausible explanation to what they are witnessing other than what it appears to be – racism, and 3) discern how they might engage in theologically grounded compassionate anti-racism action(s) with youth.

The six sessions will occur on August 5, August 19, September 2, September 16, September 30, and October 14. Those who complete the course will receive a Certificate of Completion from YDS.

July 2020

Racial Resilience: Anti-Racism as Spiritual Praxis

July 30, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Do you find yourself profoundly moved by protests against racial injustice? Are you unsure of what structural racism is, or what it means to be anti-racist, or what role religion can play in this movement? Then this presentation is for you! Led by Dr. Seth Schoen and Rev. Dr. Christopher Carter, this session aims to help participants develop a structural understanding of racism and to introduce Racial Resilience, an anti-racism training method that utilizes compassion-based contemplative practices to explore critical race theories. What to expect:
    • Authentic storytelling and research-based content
    • Compassionate space for holding uncomfortable truths
What not to expect:
    • Forced participation
    • Shaming, blame, or judgment
    • Political agendas
Slides from the event are here: Racial Resilience: Anti-racism as Spiritual Praxis. Video and clips from the event are here: Racial Resilience: Anti-racism as Spiritual Praxis.

June 2020

Fear, Isolation, and Anxiety: Understanding the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Youth, with Dr. Josephine Kim

June 3, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
With schools closed in efforts to slow the spread of the Coronavirus, the pandemic has psychologically displaced 1.54 billion students across the globe who are forced to navigate an unprecedented and uncertain reality. The acute impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak are felt by many, if not all, but for youth, the impacts may be felt in a heightened and concentrated way. How exactly are youth being impacted, and what helps to support their healthy development, even through a pandemic? As youth pastors and youth workers, what should we keep in mind when supporting youth through times of crises? This session will provide a glimpse into the minds of youth and offer insights to mitigating prolonged impacts of unexpected twists in life.  Video clips from this event are here: Fear, Isolation, and Anxiety Slides from the event are here: Slides for Fear, Isolation, and Anxiety
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