URJ-14 meets in Traverse City Tuesday afternoons from April 25 – May 23
Our next in-person cohort will meet in Traverse City at the newly launched Traverse City venue and community gathering space, The Alluvion. We will gather on Tuesday afternoons from 12:00 – 2:00pm from April 25 – May 3. Lucy Waechter Webb and Tess Waechter Smith will be co-facilitating this cohort. Visit our Understanding Racial Justice page for more info and facilitator bios.
Sliding scale and scholarships are available.
URJ organizers and facilitators Lucy Waechter Webb and Tess Waechter Smith share some powerful reflections from the Open Space in Traverse City, where 2000+ people gathered in the summer of 2020 in defense of Black lives in the wake of the George Floyd murder. Understanding Racial Justice was one of the efforts that emerged from this collective yearning for racial justice and healing with many people showing up for the first time saying ‘no more’ and ‘what can I do?’ (video: Jan. 2023)
Grant Piering, a recent alumni of Understanding Racial Justice, shares about his URJ experience and why he feels like the course is important. “This cohort was a great stepping stone for me to put some of the tools in place and get a lot of resources to know what to do next.” (video: April 2023)
Many thanks to the good folks at The Alluvion in Traverse City for opening their doors to host us for our upcoming cohort of Understanding Racial Justice! In this clip, Matt McCalpin, Director of Operations at The Alluvion, shares a bit about this wonderful new venue and how hosting and participating in Understanding Racial Justice represents an opportunity for The Alluvion to embody their commitment to equity. (video: April 2023)
Curious about racial justice? Could you use more tools to respond to the systems of oppression that exist in the world? Interested in joining a growing community of folks committed to healing and the dismantling of these systems? Title Track co-executive director and URJ co-creator Seth Bernard shares an invitation to join us for an upcoming cohort of Understanding Racial Justice. (video: March 2023)