Stretched by Life, Lifted by Faith: NACC Minority Members’ Experiences of Racial Discrimination and Potential Strategies that Promote Racial Justice
90 Minute Workshops ~ Saturday, August 20, 2022 – 9:45am – 11:15am
Workshop Level: Intermediate*
NACC Certification Competencies: PIC2, PPS3, OL2.1, OL4.1
Austine Duru MA, BCC
Vice President Mission, Mercy Health
Dr. Ruth Jandeska EdD, MA, BCC
Market Director of Pastoral Care, Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC)
(to be announced)
About this workshop
This workshop aligns with the NACC ongoing strategic priorities around racial justice. It continues the ongoing dialogue about understanding the deep impact of racial injustices on NACC colleagues and how these manifests in their ministry. It will feature a panel conversation with NACC members who identify as members of a minority racial background(s), exploring their personal experiences in their ministries, their communities, the Catholic Church, and within NACC. It will also explore practices and potential strategies for promoting racial justice, informed by the painful, yet powerful lived experiences of individuals who identify as members of the minority population.
As a result of this workshop, participants will:
- Identify examples and impact of microaggression experienced by racial minorities, in ways that deepen relationships and provide ethnic-appropriate spiritual care.
- Articulate an understanding of the connection of beliefs, behaviors, and faith, and how unconscious bias affects one’s healing ministry.
- Demonstrate how to promote justice and healing through practices of listening, self-awareness, and shared reflection.
(recommended books, articles, or websites for participants to review prior to the workshop)
Racial Justice and the Catholic Church by Bryan N. Massingale (2021)
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates (2015)
White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism by Robin DiAngelo (2018)
Stamped From The Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi (2017)
How To Be An Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi (2019)
So You Want to Talk about Race by Ijeoma Oluo (2018)
…But I’m Not Racist!: Tools For Well Meaning Whites by Kathy Obear (2018)
Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents
(items to be brought to the workshop and/or presentation materials)
S3 ~ Racial Justice And Equity Resources
The NACC categorizes workshops on three levels: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced. The definitions of each level are provided below.
Beginner: Basic information on the topic for those with little background in the area.
Intermediate: Basic plus additional information on the topic for those with some background in the area.
Advanced: Specialized information on the topic for those with extensive experience and/or knowledge in the area.
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