Sacred Conversations to End Racism: October 11 or 14
Join Rev. Amanda and Rev. Kris Watson, both part of the first cohort of trained and vetted Sacred Conversations facilitators in the UCC, for a congregation-wide discussion on the docuseries “Race: The Power of an Illusion” (episodes 1 & 2). Please RSVP to Rev. Amanda at email@example.com for either the Sunday, October 11 session from 11:35 AM-1:05 PM or the Wednesday, October 14 session from 6:30-8:00 PM. Both sessions will cover the same ground, but we need to know if the October 14 session is needed or if everyone plans to attend on October 11. In preparation for the conversations, please watch episode 1 and episode 2 of “Race: The Power of an Illusion.”
Rev. Kris Watson is one of only nine nationally certified trainers in the Sacred Conversations to End Racism curriculum of the United Church of Christ, training multiple clergy and lay people nationally in the important work to dismantle white supremacy. Rev. Kris currently serves as an Associate Minister of Education at Safe Haven UCC in Ridgewood, NY. She also serves as the Chair of the Committee on Ministry of the Metropolitan Association of the NY Conference of the United Church of Christ.
Rev. Kris is a graduate of Vassar College, and the Fordham University School of Law where she obtained her B.A. and Doctor of Juris Prudence degrees. She served as an Assistant District Attorney in the New York County District Attorney’s Office for several years before entering the private practice of law. In addition to the practice of law, she has been an advisor or executive at several non-profit organizations, including Truth and Conciliation and JasD’Jor: Emerging Philanthropists. Rev. Kris has served as an organizational consultant, training consultant, change manager and advisor to the City of San Francisco, and numerous non-profit organizations and governmental agencies nationally. In 2013 Rev. Kris graduated from the New York Theological Seminary with her Master of Divinity.