ASDIC - GENERAL
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The Antiracism Study - Dialogue Circle ( ASDIC, "azdek")* is a community of twelve to fifteen people who gather as a "Circle" to create supportive relationship as they explore the ways their social behaviors and Identities have been formed in the context of "race" and the practices of racism in the United States.
The relationships are built around honest and deep dialogue. Circle participants, representing a range of faith and humanistic perspectives come from many walks of life. Participants include teachers, students, congregational leaders, activists, artists, attorneys, civic leaders, college and university faculty, and school administrators.
Binding them together as a Circle are values about the importance of relationship, the desire to eliminate personal and instiItutional racism, and a willingness to engage in an extended dialogue process that leads to an action plan
It promotes an understanding that study and dialogue can contribute to self-understanding, create empathy for ourselves and others in our complicity and injury, and empower us to take responsibility for personal and social transformation. This work takes place as the ASDIC collaborates to:
If you have any further questions, please feel free to call me at 651-227-4275 or Email me.
Timothy M. Johnson, Pastor