A Bucks County group is forming now to participate in this important dialogue series developed by the Episcopal Church. Please contact Cathy Kerr at revckerr@gmail.com if you’d like to participate or if you just want to know more. The series schedule is as follows —

The first meeting at Trinity Episcopal Church in Buckingham at 7 pm on Oct. 29.  (You can also find more about the program at www.episcopalchurch.org/sacred-ground.)

October 29 – Stepping onto Sacred Ground, Part 1
* Overview and watch video: American Creed (86 min)

November 12 – Stepping onto Sacred Ground, Part 2
* Discuss video and readings by Pitts, Parker, Kim and Hill, Wallis

November 26 – The Roots of Whiteness, and Deeper Roots
* Watch videos: The Myth of Race Debunked in 3 Minutes (3 min) and Decoded: Are Cracker, White Trash, & Redneck Racist? (5 min)
* Discuss videos and reading by Dean, Woodard, DiAngelo, Hargrave, and Irving

December 3 – Whose Land? Exploring Indigenous History, Part 1
* Watch videos: We Shall Remain, Episode 1: “After the Mayflower” (77 min) and The Episcopal Church Explores the Doctrine of Discovery (14 min)

December 10 – Whose Land? Exploring Indigenous History, Part 2
* Discuss videos and readings by Wang, Brokenleg, Thurman, and Irving

January 7 – Transatlantic Slave Trade and Slavery: Exploring Black History, Part 1
* Watch videos: The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates Jr., Episode 1: “The Black Atlantic: 1500-1800” (56 min) and Truth and Reconciliation Pilgrimage to Ghana (3 short clips totaling 23 min)

January 14 – Transatlantic Slave Trade and Slavery: Exploring Black History, Part 2
* Discuss videos and readings by Latour, Baldwin, Thurman, and Irving

January 28 – Whose Land? More Layers: Exploring Latino History
* Watch videos: Latino Americans, Episode 1: “Foreigners in Their Own Land” (53 min) and Guns, Germs, and Steel: How Europeans Came to Dominate the World, in 7 Minutes
* Discuss videos and readings by Oliver, Lovato, Browne, Thurman, and Irving

February 11 – Americans, Not Foreigners: Exploring Asian/Pacific American History
* Watch video: Ancestors in the Americas, Episode 2: “Chinese in the Frontier War (61 min)
* Discuss video and readings by Guo, Wang, Thurman, and Irving

February 25 – Selective Access to the Melting Pot & the American Dream: 1830s-1960s, Part 1
* Watch videos: Slavery by Another Name (36.5 mins) and Race: The Power of an Illusion, Episode 3: “The House We Live In” (56 min)

March 3 – Selective Access to the Melting Pot & the American Dream: 1830s-1960s, Part 2
* Discuss videos and readings by Ignatiev, Thurman, Irving, plus review or research personal family history in the 19th and 20th centuries

March 24 – Divisions in Present-Day White America
* Watch video: America Inside Out with Katie Couric, Episode 4: “White Anxiety” (48 min)
* Discuss video and readings by Williams, Jones, Thurman, and Irving

April 7 – Legacies: Racism’s Long Life
* Watch video: Healing Justice (66 min)Discuss video and readings by DeGruy, Pettee and Hutchison, Alexander, Thurman, and Irving

April 28 – Becoming Beloved Community, Part 1
* Watch videos: Dawnland (abridged, 54 mins) and Repairing the Breach: The Episcopal Church and Slavery Atonement (31 min)
May 5 – Becoming Beloved Community, Part 2
* Discuss videos and readings by Wallis and Thurman