Dismantling Racism

Maine Episcopal Youth is offering Dismantling Racism, a youth antiracism curriculum designed by the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta, in collaboration with the Absalom Jones Center for Racial Reconciliation.

Recognizing that we are not all able to be together in person, and that we are not all available to meet consistently online, we are offering three tracks:

Track A: Hybrid
One full day in person, followed by five virtual sessions on Zoom. Participants covenant to come to all virtual sessions.
Materials Cost: $15 OR full scholarships available

Track B: Fully Virtual
Six fully virtual sessions on Zoom, joining the hybrid track after the first session. Participants covenant to come to all virtual sessions.
Materials Cost: $10 OR full scholarships available

Track C: Mini In Person Training
Only the one day in person, outdoor training. Participants may want to consider this if they will not be available to participate online, or if they want to wait to do the full training in future years when we hope to be able to offer it as an overnight retreat.
Materials Cost: $10 OR full scholarships available

All participants are invited to attend the Virtual Info Session on October 25.

Click here to register.

Tracks A, B, C
Virtual Parent and Youth Info Session
Monday, October 25, 5:30-6:30 PM
This session is for youth and parents who are already registered for the program, or who want to learn more. We will go over expectations, explore the three tracks, take a look at the breadth of the curriculum, and answer questions. Link provided upon registration, or by emailing Sara D’Angio White.

Tracks A, C
In Person, Outdoor Training Kickoff and Mini-Training*

Bradbury Mountain State Park (no entrance fee needed)
Saturday, November 6, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
528 Hallowell Road, Pownal, ME 04069
This is the first session for youth participating in the full training, and a standalone mini-training for those who will not be continuing online. We will hold this initial session rain or shine. We’ll be utilizing a group shelter and fire pits, so we’ll do our best to stay both warm and dry! For hybrid participants, this is our chance to get to know one another and build both playfulness and trust before we head back online.
*Youth are required to be vaccinated against Covid-19 OR show a negative test result from within the last 48 hours

Tracks A, B
Virtual Training Sessions

Sundays, November 14 through December 12, 3:30-5:30 PM
Starting November 7 for Track C
We will go through five modules together, deepening our understanding of ourselves, one another, our culture, and our role in racism and antiracism. Track C will do one virtual introductory session before joining Track B.

This training will be led by a team of five trained adults: The Rev. Cn. Sara D’Angio White, Sara Dowling, The Rev. Cn. Eleanor Prior, Alex Sudsbury, and Kim Wallace. We plan to spend time in plenary, with all youth grades 6-12, as well as in age-based cohorts.

Please be in touch with Sara D’Angio White, Canon for Youth Ministry, if you have any questions or concerns. Sara can also put you in touch with the rest of the team.

Click here to register.