Trustbuilding and Community Change Workshop @ Trinity Avenue Presbyterian Church, Durham [29 September]

Trustbuilding and Community Change Workshop

09:00 - 17:00

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Trinity Avenue Presbyterian Church
927 W Trinity Ave, Durham, North Carolina 27701
This one day workshop on “Trustbuilding and Community Change” is based on more than three decades of community-based work in Richmond, Virginia with Hope in the City. It provides specific tools to help leaders and emerging leaders from diverse backgrounds to address issues of critical importance to their communities and work creatively together to build shared visions for reconciliation and justice. The interactive workshop will explore four essential areas of learning for individuals seeking to building trust in diverse communities where there is a history of racial oppression, bias and exclusion. In this process, participants will examine their own experiences of trust and elements that either build or undermine trust.


Workshop Leaders:
Rev. Sylvester “Tee” Turner is Director of Reconciliation Programs for Hope in the Cities/Initiatives of Change. A native of Richmond, VA, he is a pastor and activist with more than 25 years of experience designing programs, mobilizing people, and training community leaders. He serves on the City of Richmond Slave Trail Commission and was instrumental in establishing the Reconciliation Triangle between Richmond, Liverpool, UK, and Benin. He has conducted workshops in cities across the U.S. as well as internationally.

Rob Corcoran is Strategic Advisor for Initiatives of Change and founder of Hope in the Cities, IofC's national flagship program. He has conducted trustbuilding workshops in Australia, India, Europe, South Africa, and Brazil, as well as the U.S. and has convened numerous national and international forums. He collaborated on a dialogue guide for President Clinton's Initiative on Race. His book, Trustbuilding: an Honest Conversation on Race, Reconciliation, and Responsibility, was published by University of Virginia Press in 2010 with a foreword by Tim Kaine.
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