8:30pm Welcome Ritual and Explanation of Tikkun

9:00pm-12:00am What is this Wilderness?

  • 9:00-9:30pm Finding our place and defining our terms
  • 9:30-11:00pm Video Text Study–Unpacking Systemic Racism

  • 11:00pm-12:00am Guided Introspection and Journaling
    • Why is it challenging for white people to think about (and do something about) white privilege?
    • How do you see societal issues like housing, poverty, economic status, and policing related to white privilege?
    • In what ways have these videos, the slideshow and our opening resources thus far challenged your perceptions of systemic racism?

12:00-1:30am Our Sustenance for the Journey

  • 12:00-12:30am The concept of Repentance in Judaism, Christianity and Islam
  • 12:30-1:30am Facing the Scripture: Sarah-Abraham-Hagar

1:30-4:00am In the Darkness of this Wilderness

  • 1:30-2:00am A Service of Lament
  • 2:00-2:20am The Horror in American Art and Song
  • 2:20-2:30am Facing the Abyss–8:46 of Evil in the George Floyd killing
  • 2:30-4:30am A partial list of the names of victims of police violence and American lynching.

4:00-5:30am The Path from Wilderness

5:30-6:30am Closing ritual

  • 5:30am Personal preparation or travel to NVHC
  • 6:00am Sounding of the Shofar and Traditional Ring Shout Reading and Dance (all participants will be asked to stay in cars, watch on phones and listen through cracked windows).

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