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

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. 

Please check out our website for other events in our Voices and Stories series

About the leader(s)

Jacquelyn Trotter Dove

Rev. Jackie Trotter Dove, DMin, is a retired United Methodist clergy and founder of Paraclete Place, a nonprofit that provides spiritual companionship, short-term residency, and medical advocacy to cancer survivors and their families. Jackie currently resides on beautiful Lake Gaston in North Carolina and is director of the Rolling Ridge advanced spiritual direction training, “Deep Listening in the Neighborhood”.  She is also a member of the Rolling Ridge Board of Directors.