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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Poetry Reading and Workshop Sunday 

This Sunday, July 29th, at 1pm, Paula Cole Jones, a management consultant and editor of "Encounters: Poems About Race, Ethnicity and Identity," will lead a workshop on "Race in the Life of Organizations," that will examine how the racial composition of organizations affects the culture of those institutions.

Ms. Jones is a former president of Diverse and Revolutionary Unitarian Universalist Multicultural Ministries, and an independent antiracism consultant for the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations.

The workshop will be followed at 4pm by a reading of works from "Encounters" by Ms. Jones and others. The poetry reading is free and the workshop is $10, payable at the door, or by preregistering at http://allsoulsjuly29.eventbrite.com/

Ms. Jones, on the blog the InterConnection TipSheet, broke it down thusly, "Encounters can help people become aware of stories beyond their own. We tend not to know the intimate experiences of other people. These poets help us know what no one person can know. We encounter people, and sometimes we have very little knowledge of the depth and the kind of searing wounding that racialized society has done since its beginning. It helps us see what we’re up against if we’re going to heal ourselves. And heal the world."

The event will be held at the Walltown Children's Theater, #1226 Berkely Street, 27705, in Durham's Walltown neighborhood.

This event is sponsored and organized by All Souls Church Unitarian Universalist, Walltown, Durham, and co-sponsored by the Multicultural Committee of the Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Garret Road, Durham.

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