St. Philip the Deacon Episcopal Church is hosting a free dialogue series for white people to discuss race, grounded in faith.

Sacred Ground is a film- and readings-based dialogue series on race, grounded in faith.  Small groups are invited to walk through chapters of America’s history of race and racism, while weaving in threads of family story, economic class, and political and regional identity.

Sacred Ground

Who: White people committed to attending all sessions
Where: St. Philip the Deacon, 120 NE Knott, Portland, OR 97212
When: Thursdays from 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Facilitator: Sarah Groshell is an experienced facilitator who works with individuals and organizations. She brings an anti-racist lens to all her work. When not working with organizations, she can be found facilitating life with a husband and two small children. You can find more information about her work at Adams Street Consulting.

Please RSVP here by 01/20/20.

Sessions 1-6 Dates

  • January 30, 2020 – Session 1a
  • February 20, 2020 – Session 1b
  • March 12, 2020 – Session 2
  • April 2, 2020 – Session 3
  • April 23, 2020 – Session 4
  • May 14, 2020 – Session 5
  • June 4, 2020 – Session 6

Commitment to attend all session dates is required.

Sessions 7-10 dates to be determined by the group.

Each three-hour session will include time for dinner and discussion.  Dinner will be provided on the first evening and we will discuss how we want to provide meals in future sessions.

Prework (readings and films) will be expected to be completed prior to each session.

Print and share a flyer here.