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dismantling racism training

Dismantling Racism Training

Please plan to arrive by 8:15 a.m. so we can start on time!

Thursday, June 2, 2022, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Christ Memorial Presbyterian Church

UPDATES: When entering the driveway from Shaker, go through to the back of the church and park in the large parking lot. Enter the building from that parking lot (lower level) and registration will be set up in the hallway.

Masks will be required because of the rise in Covid rates.  We will have windows open and space out as much as possible.  We want to do everything possible to keep each other safe. We also recommend you bring your own water bottle.

Lunch will be provided – a variety of sandwiches, salads and dessert.  No other snacks will be provided.  Please let Felicia Scott know if you have any dietary restrictions.  You can email her at:

One of the topics we will be exploring together is White Supremacy Culture– what is it and how does it show up in institutions?  If you are able, please take time before Thursday to read Tema Okun’s description of White Supremacy Culture on this page:

Come with your reflections, your questions and your curiosity!


The Presbytery partnering with NEXT Church to lead this foundational workshop, rooted in an understanding of historical and systemic racism. It is intended to equip participants to lead and participate in constructive conversations within their congregations and the Presbytery that promote racial equity and begin dismantling racism within ourselves and our institutions.

The training is for Teaching Elders and Ruling Elders serving on the Commission on Ministry or Commission on Preparation for Ministry and Presbytery staff. It is open to others as space allows.

Meet the Facilitators
+ MaryAnn McKibben Dana
+ Larissa Kwong Abazia

The minimum cost is $30.00. The actual cost of the training is $150 per person, including lunch. We know that not all individuals and congregations have the same resources. When you register you will be asked to choose one of the following payment levels:
+ Minimum: $30
+ Sharing cost: $75
+ Full cost: $150
+ Full cost and support for others: $200


Questions about the event? Feel free to contact: Susan Krehbiel, Social Justice Consultant,


Jun 02 2022


8:30 am - 4:00 pm


Susan Krehbiel
(410) 433-2012 ext.151