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Things White People Can Do to Promote Race Unity
September 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
In The Advent of Divine Justice, Shoghi Effendi calls upon white people to contribute to the solution of racial prejudice by abandoning “their usually inherent and at times subconscious sense of superiority.” The challenge is clear. Even with the best of intentions, how can one excise or even identify one’s own inherent and subconscious tendencies?
In this presentation, JoAnn Borovicka will share a selection of things that white people can do to increase their awareness and to contribute to the solution of racial prejudice in a conscious and proactive manner. These suggestions are gleaned from the work of social scientists, educators, and others who have studied systemic racism and the culture of white supremacy, as well as from her own learnings from co-authoring the book Crossing the Line—A Memoir of Race, Religion, and Change.
About the Bahá’í Calendar and Holy Days
The Baha’i Faith has its own calendar, called the Badí’ Calendar. It is a solar calendar consisting of 19 months of 19 days each (361 days), plus “Intercalary Days” (four in ordinary years and five in leap years) to adjust the calendar to the solar year. The days and months are named after the attributes of God. The Nineteen Day Feast, the primary community gathering for Baha’is in each town and city, is held on the first day of each Baha’i month. Eleven Holy Days mark significant events in Baha’i history.