Jan 2017: January Gathering and Highlights of November's Dominican Family Gathering - a Discussion on Racism
Best wishes for a very joyful, healthy and peace-filled New Year!
Our next gathering is Monday, January 9, 2017
We look forward to seeing you at our first Dominican Family gathering of the new year on Monday, January 9th at 7 PM. The Study Group on Human Trafficking has planned an outstanding evening.
An Exceptional Presentation and Discussion on Racism was the Focus of our November Gathering
Presentation and Discussion on Racism led by Cherry Steinwender and Lucy McLaughlin of The Center for the Healing of Racism
The focus of November’s Dominican Family Gathering was a discussion on racism organized by the Dominican Sisters. Presenters for the evening were Cherry Steinwender and Lucy McLaughlin of The Center for the Healing of Racism. Cherry defined racism as power plus prejudice. She went on to state, "racism is the disease most passed from parent to child." Lucy McLaughlin talked a little about the history of racism in America, saying, "Europeans did not come over and become American, instead they became white." She referred to The People’s History as a good book on how people who have been discriminated against view this country.
The presentation was followed by lively table discussion. Dominican Family member Marc Martinez stated, It was a very good start to a lengthy conversation. I found it comforting to know that we could have a conversation about what some perceive as a sensitive topic, but with the right facilitator, much can be learned from such conversations. Everyone at my table was very compassionate and attentive to the conversations.
Invite your Guests now for our annual Dominican Family Informational Wine and Cheese Event!
There is still time to invite your family and friends to find out more about our Dominican Family. We will host our annual Informational Gathering on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 6:30 PM.
Following wine and snacks, there will be a short presentation on Saint Dominic by Sr. Carol Mayes, OP. She will also talk about the formation of the Dominican Family and our mission of walking side-by-side with the Dominican Sisters of Houston.
Please ask your guests to RSVP by January 10th to Blanca Perez at email@example.com or call Blanca at 713-440-3710. You are welcomed to join your guests at this gathering, but please RSVP as well.