Exploring the Wounds of Racism
Wednesday, January 19, 2022 | 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time
Once again, The Guibord Center and IslamiCity are bringing together people with rich spiritual backgrounds and diverse perspectives to share powerful stories from the heart and invite you into the conversation.
Our January speakers will share their experiences with the pain and injustice of racism. Hearing these truths is essential in order to create healing and change. They give us a chance to begin to understand the many ways that racism harms our communities and our country at large.
Forrest S. Cuch is an enrolled member of the Ute Indian Tribe. Born in 1951, he grew up on the Uintah and Ouray Ute Indian Reservation in northeastern Utah. Forrest was raised in the sacred Ute/Shoshone Sundance religion and joined his father and uncles as a sun dancer. He has also participated in sweat lodge ceremonies throughout his life and currently conducts ceremonies on his ranch. The ranch includes eight horses, some of which are used for equine therapy (horse medicine). In addition to practicing Native traditions, Forrest serves as senior warden at St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church, Whiterocks, Utah. Read More
Walt Cunningham, Jr. is an accomplished pianist and musical creator and producer with an eclectic background. He attended West Point Academy, the distinguished military school, where he became one of just over a thousand Black American graduates and served as a national spokesperson. Walt further honed his skills in business as an award-winning national salesperson for Pfizer, Inc., and at Wilson Learning, a national executive sales and leadership development company. Read More
What's new for Inspiring Stories in 2022? Thanks to your support and participation, the series is now part of the DNA of The Guibord Center and IslamiCity. As a result, we'll be offering an episode every month this year.
What's the same? Compelling storytellers whose personal reflections open a space for deeper exploration and transformative engagement on challenging issues that affect all of us.
The Guibord Center is an interfaith organization dedicated to opening hearts and minds. We're partnering with IslamiCity, a global Muslim e-community, to present this storytelling and conversation series on challenging issues that affect us all. We hope this virtual collaboration will serve as a model of spiritual and interreligious engagement and mutual enrichment that unites our communities in faith and hope for a better world.
All events at The Guibord Center and services provided by IslamiCity are FREE and open to the public. Both organizations are grateful for your donations, which help us to continue this work.
Participation will be limited to the first 100 people that register.
**If you use the Zoom app on your device, you will be required to upgrade to the newest version, 5.0. We encourage you to download and install it at least one day in advance of the event to avoid last-minute problems joining the event.
After you register for this event, we will email you the exact link you can use to join us.
Please note: The keynote storytellers will be recorded, but we will not be recording the stories you share in your small groups/breakout sessions, so feel free to share your own stories related to this topic straight from your heart!
For any questions please contact Dr. Lisa Patriquin, Program Director for Youth and Young Adults at [email protected]
For issues connecting to the webinar contact Yolie Carrillo at [email protected] or (323) 333-4664.