“In the darksome night of despair my eye turns expectant and full of hope to the morn of Thy boundless favor.” —'Abdu'l-Bahá
Van has developed a format for "Intimate Dialogue" between Blacks and Whites over the past five years. Participants must dive into deep reflection of their household, community, education, careers, as they are impacted by "race."
Come and hear Van share history and learnings from this model, and also get the opportunity to participate in a sample practice of this process of "Intimate Dialogue on Race."
An uplifting devotional space created and led by Black and Indigenous individuals. The Baha’i Writings proclaim special spiritual designations for each of these unique populations. Through cultural meditative expressions in art and philosophy followed by a united prayer circle, join us in celebration of the vision of the oneness of mankind.
One of the pillars of racism has been persistent attempts, over the past four centuries, to establish the false narrative of white supremacy through the demonizing of blackness. The irony of such a distorted narrative has been the simultaneous appropriation of every aspect of black culture, which lies at the root of virtually every form of American art and expression. Join us as we explore this question: How can we love the expression of a people while denigrating the people themselves?