Juneteenth

Monday, June 14, 2021 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

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To build bridges of understanding, we must take time to listen to the experiences of others. 

Rolling Ridge is launching "Voices and Stories" as a new ONLINE series that uses historical education and contemplative listening to open hearts and minds to the events that have shaped American society today.

Juneteenth (short for “June Nineteenth”) marks the day when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas in 1865 to take control of the state and ensure that all enslaved people be freed. The troops’ arrival came a full two and a half years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. Juneteenth honors the end to slavery in the United States and is considered the longest-running African American holiday.

Join us on June 14th from 11 am to 1 pm to learn about Juneteenth.  Following an overview of this aspect of American history, we will move into a time of contemplative sharing and reflective conversation as we consider the implications on Black Lives Matter and what we need to do to build bridges of understanding and to take a stand for justice.

Although there is no fee for this program, your generous donation allows Rolling Ridge to continue our mission and ministry of contemplative spirituality. Thank you. 

 

 

About the leader(s)

Jacquelyn Dove

Jackie is founder and president of Paraclete Place. A nonprofit that provides spiritual companionship, emotional and meditative sacred space, education awareness, and short-term residency to Breast Cancer and other cancer survivors and their families as they journey through treatment and recovery. As retired clergy from the New England Conference of The United Methodist Church, Jackie received her training as a Spiritual Director/Companion from Gateways at Rolling Ridge and Boston University and is a member of Spiritual Directors International. Jackie attended Howard University, Boston University, Hood Theological Seminary (MDiv) and is a current Doctoral Candidate with a dissertation on providing spiritual support to Millennials who were raised in the church but are no longer associated with a community of faith. Currently residing at Paraclete Place on beautiful Lake Gaston in North Carolina, she is committed to the New England Conference and the Rolling Ridge Retreat Center ministry.