Western Massachusetts Social Justice Calendar

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Gender Reconciliation Dialogue @ Pelham Library
Mar 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm


How can all people engage in solidarity to change sexism?

“What the world believes about women impacts all of us — and Earth.” — Jude Rittenhouse In the early 1960‘s sexism was called “the problem that has no name.” Today we know that sexism is a linchpin in keeping all kinds of violence going and we realize that each person is welcome and needed in the struggle to change the systemic oppressions that skew our human community.

During this dialogue we will increase our understanding of each other and our appreciation for ourselves. This two-hour dialogue will include a time to choose a personal story from today or from childhood to share in small groups relating to gender messages or relating to how sexism has intervened. Together we will build connection because we will give each other and ourselves the food of understanding.

To create a safe atmosphere, all sharing remains confidential and at any time you have the option to pass. Dialogue leader: Sarah Pirtle, Interfaith Minister and author of five books including An Outbreak of Peace and Better Together. Sarah directs the Common Threads Project of Traprock. Option: Before the dialogue, try to skim Sarah’s booklet online — Keeper of the Fire: Dialogue to Change Sexism and Foster Gender Reconciliation. This is found at traprock.org