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Vital Conversations

October 17 @ 9:00 am - 10:15 am

3rd Sunday of the month – 9 a.m.

Join us for dialogue that moves us toward spiritual, community and social transformation; our conversation topics have included race and racism, immigration, culture and oppression. Resources for the conversations have included books, videos, movies and more. Everyone is invited to come and join the conversation. Learn more about this offering.

We will meet simultaneously in-person and via Zoom.

Contact Debbie Houghton for Zoom information at debbie@fumc-a2.org.

Vital Conversations: My Grandmother’s Hands

Sunday, Oct. 17, 9-10 a.m., in Calkins Hall or on Zoom

Have you ever considered that only a fraction of white supremacy exists in the mind? In the book My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies, Resmaa Menaken tells us that racial trauma lies primarily in our bodies; white and black bodies, as well as police bodies. Join Shonagh Taruza, Elaine Shaw and Lisa Hesse as they lead us through experiential and body-based practices that explore racialized trauma. Also, join Centering Practices in October and November for a deeper dive into these practices. This class will be meeting both in person at FUMC (Calkins Hall) and on Zoom; if you attend in person, please be prepared to wear a mask.

Join the Zoom meeting here.


October 17
9:00 am - 10:15 am
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Downtown Campus of First United Methodist Church or Zoom
120 S State St.
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104