Welcome to our BRAVE SPACES CONNECTIONS PAGE.
View here opportunities to learn about being Anti-Racist,
get involved in Anti-Racism allyship work
and check out our library of resources.
WHAT IS BRAVE SPACES?
Discovering our own complicity in historic, systemic racism is deeply troubling, Brave Spaces was formed in July of 2020 to bring conversation partners together to learn about race theory, to uncover new voices from the past and present, and to live out beliefs more faithfully.
We meet in community to learn and to support each other on a life-long journey of being Anti-Racist. We’re engaging in action and working to move toward increasingly honorable, true allyship. Being an ally requires those of us who have privilege and power to engage in self-reflection, learning, and action to support and to stand in solidarity with those who are experiencing racism in our community.
We hope you’ll consider joining us as we move forward into allyship and action.
"We Cannot Walk Alone":
Anti-Racism and Allyship
-A Panel Discussion
moderated by Rev. Dr. Janet Forbes
Watch the recorded event!
Original Event Livestreamed on
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 - 6:30-8:00pm
Panelists: Rev. Ken Brown, Jordan Lee, M. Garlinda Burton
Mondays April 12 & May 10, 2021
5:00-6:00pm via Zoom
All are welcome. Join us once a month to discuss what it means to be Anti-Racist and support one another in our learning. We'll discuss Anti-Racism Allyship work and share and explore resources. Contact Julie for more information or for the Zoom link.
ALLYSHIP PODS & ACTION ITEMS
COVID VACCINATION POD: Clinic Volunteer for underserved populations:
LEGISLATIVE ACTION POD: We will work in Allyship to promote legislation to help dismantle barriers to equality and justice for Black Americans, who continue to face systemic racism in our state and local communities. All are welcome.
Contact Jane. Meetings Mondays at 5:00pm beginning March 22, 2021.
Watch Brave Spaces Legislative Pod meeting March 29, 2021 with guest Eliza Schultz, professional lobbyist "Understanding the Colorado Legislative Process"
OPPORTUNITIES TO LEARN
ANTI- RACISM 101 CLASS: self-study educational program offered by the United Methodist General Conference on Race and Religion (GCORR), with small group meetings to discuss each of the learning sections in the class (cost $39.99). This opportunity is ongoing. For more information contact Julie.
Fall 2021 BOOK STUDY and ACTION:
Join us for conversation and Personal Reflection on Layla F. Saad's book, Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor. For more information, contact