Building Bridges Towards Inclusivity and Justice
In an increasingly divided city, how can we find common ground and reclaim civility? In 2020, we join our neighbors at GLIDE for a series of bridge-building conversations about systemic racism, poverty and climate change. Sessions are free and open to all. Each evening will begin with an informal shared meal followed by moderated conversations with experts on addressing divisive systems, facilitated table discussions, music and more.
- January 30 at Grace Cathedral
- February 20 at GLIDE (330 Ellis Street, SF)
- March 19 at Grace – Canceled for the Health and Safety of our Community
- April 23 at GLIDE – Postponed for the health and safety of our community
- May 28 at Grace
Time of Sessions: Refreshments at 6 pm; program starts at 6:30 pm
When: Thursday, January 30. Shared meal begins at 6 pm; the program begins at 6:30 pm
Location: Dining Room at Grace Cathedral
Description: We are told to “love our neighbors,” but what does that mean? Who is my neighbor? Our opening session will get to the core of how to truly understand each other, and explore ways to build relationships with people who may have different lived experiences to our own.
Facilitators/speakers: Isoke Femi, Maven of Transformative Learning, Center for Social Justice, GLIDE and The Rev. Canon Dr. Ellen Clark-King, Vice Dean and Canon for Social Justice, Grace Cathedral
When: Thursday, February 20. Shared meal begins at 6 pm; program begins at 6:30 pm
Description: Is it possible that we have more in common with each other than we think? Facilitators Marvin White from Glide and Jorim Rhee from Grace will help us explore that question as they lead discussions to help uncover how we can live in community.
Facilitators/speakers: Marvin K. White, MDiv, GLIDE Minister of Celebration and Jorim Rhee, Fierce Femme-of-Color, Community and Faith Organizer, Child of Immigrants, and Program Manager at Grace Cathedral
When: Thursday, April 23. Shared meal begins at 6 pm; program begins at 6:30 pm
Description: As staff Rabbi for Glide’s Center for Social Justice, Michael Lezak works to create a broad interfaith justice coalition. Michael will share insights from the field and share philosophies and practicalities involved in his reconciliation and justice work. He will also address how to bring groups with different experiences together to build strong, blended communities.
Facilitator/speaker: Rabbi Michael Lezak, Staff Rabbi at Glide’s Center for Social Justice