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Local Group Gathering: South Florida
June 5 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Join us! During the Covid-19 pandemic, we’re meeting “virtually” via Zoom. We typically meet the first Sunday of each month. We are committed to continuing our Coming to the Table journey to eradicating racism and creating social harmony together.
On June 5 we’ll be joined virtually by Harold Fields, who will discuss with us “Healing the Soul of Racism.” He feels that it is important to investigate the emerging Deep Values that humanity has in order to understand the turmoil we are in today. We will explore racism and other “-isms” that are spawned by values we have held for thousands of years. We will look beyond the symptoms for root causes and think about strategies for changing the external power systems that have locked us into old patterns of interaction.
Harold Fields is active in restorative justice and racial reconciliation projects in Denver and around the nation. He facilitated a citywide monthly racial dialogue that met continuously for 23 years, the Second Tuesday Race Forum. He was a founder of Multi-Racial Families of Colorado and was the national training director for the documentary Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North, about the most prominent slave trade trading family in America. He was one of the founding board members of Coming to the Table, served on the Board of Trustees for The Denver Foundation for 6 years, and is now the chairperson of the Denver Black Reparations Council. In 2017 Harold was honored by the Colorado ACLU with the Carle Whitehead Memorial Award for a lifetime of achievement in advancing civil rights and civil liberties. Harold earned a degree in civil engineering from Oklahoma State University and spent over 30 years with IBM and the airlines as a systems designer and programming manager. He played an integral role in the development of spreadsheet technology, the first laser video disk, and hotel reservation systems. He was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma where his father was a survivor of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre and played an active role in rebuilding the Greenwood neighborhood. Harold and his wife are the caretakers/managers of the library of their good friend, the late Vincent Harding (speech writer for MLK and Civil Rights Icon.)
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