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Register: Open Hearts and Minds to End Racism Events

In an effort to keep our community strong and safe, we are canceling the Implicit bias training, Racine Reads: "Just Mercy" and the three presentations by Reggie Jackson. All of this programming will be rescheduled when the threat from the coronavirus has passed. We appreciate your support and understanding.  
- The Opening Our Hearts and Minds to End Racism Team.

Open our Hearts and Minds to End Racism

“Opening Our Hearts and Minds to End Racism “is a yearlong series of events beginning in January 2020.  This faith based Series will provide interactive and multidimensional public events. The Series goal is to increase our understanding of how we think and feel about racism resulting in actions that can help to transform systems of racism. 

2020 offerings include Voices of Justice speakers, structured conversations, a multimedia live production, Tolton: From Slave to Priest, exposure to implicit bias training and a capstone event that is a documentary film- based dialogue series on race. Courageous Actions will also be suggested to participants that will continue to help us address racism.

Throughout the Series the Racine community will be made aware of a wide variety of additional community events, print and multimedia resources for their continued exploration of the topic. Courageous Action opportunities will also be suggested.

(POSTPONED - Reschedule TBD)
Implicit Bias Training with David Liners, Executive Director for Wisdom, and Catoya Roberts, Former Wisdom Associate State Director

When:  TBD

Where: First Presbyterian Church of Racine (716 College Ave, Racine, WI)

Wisdom’s workshop on implicit bias is focused on deepening our understanding of implicit bias and the ways it impedes our ability to connect with people of different races.

  • Free Parking
  • Lunch will be served
  • Free Will Offering

Upcoming Events

Author and Developer Katrina Browne Sacred Ground Dialogue Circles are a film-and readings-based dialogue series on race, grounded in faith. Small groups are invited to walk through chapters of America’s history of race and racism, while weaving in threads of family story, economic class, and political and regional identity.  The 10-part series is built around a powerful online curriculum of documentary films and readings that focus on Indigenous, Black, Latino, and Asian/Pacific American histories as they intersect with European American histories.



Reggie Jackson speaks on three aspects of mass incarceration


Racine Public Library

Postponed: Just Mercy Film Presentation

Where: Racine Public Library

When: Postponed


Postponed: Just Mercy Discussion

Where: Racine Public Library

When: Postponed

Presenter: Ana Garcia-Ashley 

Position: Executive Director, Gamaliel Foundation

Date: 12/12/2020 at 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Location: Gateway Technical College, Great Lakes Room, Racine, WI 53403

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