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Badasht Baha’i School: Walking Together on the Path Towards Race Unity & Oneness Part II
August 15 - August 16
August 15-16, 2020 via the ZOOM online platform.
No charge for the event. Families encouraged to register.
Theme for the Badasht Bahá’í School this year, portrays how, in the most unassuming settings, heroic efforts are being made to heal racial prejudice, exploring how families and community members engaged in neighborhood devotionals, study circles, children’s classes and junior youth groups, are learning to develop new capacities, attitudes and habits to replace outworn modes of thinking, particularly those founded on the falsehood that one group or population is better than another. This is not a program on the discourse of Racism in America- rather it is a program that explores how as a community can we understand more deeply the framework for action described in the series of 5 Year Plans, to address the social illness of racism in our communities and build the path towards justice and oneness.
As the program unfolds, we will take a closer look at how friends from a neighborhood “are striving to establish a pattern of activity and the corresponding administrative structures that embody the principle of the oneness of humankind and the convictions underpinning it, only a few of which are mentioned here as a means of illustration: that the rational soul has no gender, race, ethnicity or class, a fact that renders intolerable all forms of prejudice, not the least of which are those that prevent women from fulfilling their potential and engaging in various fields of endeavour shoulder to shoulder with men; that the root cause of prejudice is ignorance, which can be erased through educational processes that make knowledge accessible to the entire human race, ensuring it does not become the property of a privileged few. . .”
On a practical level, this program allows for collective learning in settings where those aged eight to one hundred and eight to share their opinions and accompany one another in a group setting. There are also sessions in the program where adults and youth, older children and junior youth will have their own break-out sessions. Those seven and younger will be accompanied in age-appropriate break-out classes.
Zoom link will be sent soon.
We hope to see you in August!
Badasht Baha’i School Committee