MIDWEEK June 24, 2020: Tema Okun | Catching our Conditioning
Quakers have a history of holding worship on First Day (Sunday) and Midweek (Wednesday).
Here at the Friends House, we are interested in experimenting with what midweek worship might look like. So we came up with MIDWEEK, a one-hour facilitated spiritual practice and reflection with a Quaker flavor on Wednesday evenings on Zoom. (From 7:30 – 8:30 PM, ET)
This event is free and open to the public. Invite your communities!
How to catch (notice) and meet our fear-based cultural conditioning (into racism, sexism, gender, class, and other oppressions) with compassion in order to deepen our relationships with others, ourselves, and god.
Tema Okun has spent over 30 years working and learning alongside leaders, organizations, schools, and community focused on racial justice and equity. She is white and Jewish, a writer, artist, and poet deeply committed to racial justice and Palestinian solidarity. She lives in Durham NC where she is fortunate to live in and among beloved community. Her current project is deepening her ability to love her neighbor as herself. She is finding the instruction easy and the follow through challenging, given how we live in a culture that is afraid to help us do either or both.
Check out Tema’s work here: www.dismantlingracism.org