Voices and Stories Series

>Voices and Stories Series

To build bridges of understanding, we must take time to listen to the experiences of others.  "Voices and Stories" is 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.  Every month, we will highlight an aspect of American history through video and story that will lead into a time of contemplative sharing and reflective conversation.  In a "safe and sacred space", we will consider the historical implications for our world today and what we need to do to build bridges of understanding and to take a stand for justice against racism, sexism, and faithism.

Upcoming events in this series:

  • - Marriage Equality on Thursday, November 18, 2021
  • - Lunar New Year in January 2022
  • - Black History Month: George Washington Carver - The man who talks with flowers on February 16, 2022
  • - WWII Japanese Internment in March 2022

Previous events in this series:
  • - The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 
  • - Juneteenth
  • - The 1982 Murder of Vincent Chin 
  • - Diversity and Controversy in the musical Hamilton
  • - Camp Meetings and the Evangelical Spirit
  • - Immigration and Diversity: Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month
  • - The History of the Indigenous People of New England and the Apology

If you'd like access to recordings of previous events, please email us.