How do we help dismantle practices embedded in our systems and institutions that create obstacles for some Americans and offer unearned opportunities for others? What specific actions can we take to help break down the barriers that keep people of color from the same opportunities and rights as those of non-color? These are a few of the questions that will be explored in the three-part series Community Call to Action: A Loving Response to Systemic Racism in America. The online workshops are free and open to those interested in exploring and committing to actions.
The first session, June 28, 2020 from 12:00 to 1:30 P.M. will feature Clovice Lewis as a guest speaker. Lewis is a professional cellist and composer who composed his first symphony at the age of 17, and was a professor of computer music at UC Santa Barbara from 1978-1986. He has also been a serial entrepreneur and software designer for the past 30 years. In addition to music and technology, he has had had a life-long passion for aviation, and has been a private pilot since 1987. Clovice is presently completing a Master of Divinity degree at the Starr Kind School for the Ministry. He describes his personal mission as breaking down racial, gender, class, and ethnic barriers and in preaching the gospel of the madness of human self-extinction.
Following the talk, attendees will breakout into groups and brainstorm ideas and make commitments to action in their local community. Attendees need not be based in Lake County to participate.
The events are presented through the Zoom platform and pre-registration is required.
Subsequent sessions of Community Call to Action will be July 12, 2020 and July 26, 2020, also from 12:00 P.M to 1:30 P.M. Guest speakers are yet to be announced.
“We want people to bring ideas, an open heart, a listening ear, a willingness to learn, and an intention to act,” noted workshop facilitator, JoAnn Saccato, MA., a mindfulness teacher and resiliency consultant based in Lake County.
To register for the workshops, visit https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMscOqsrTItGND-HZJ9_C-jy2dKQQbZF-y9 or call JoAnn Saccato at 707-350-1719.