Waking Up White Retreat, August 20-22, 2017

Registration is closed. If you have any questions, or you want to attend, please contact Cindy at ckohlmann@pnne.org.

Join members from Boston and Northern New England Presbyteries for a leadership retreat focused on our continuing exploration of privilege and reconciliation at the Barbara C. Harris Camp and Conference Center in Greenfield, NH.

Debby Irving, the author of Waking Up White, will be our keynote presenter for this retreat.  This book was picked by the PCUSA's Co-Moderators for the entire denomination to read.  Debby lives in Cambridge, MA, and will be with us thanks to a grant from the Synod of the Northeast!


Registration fees for two nights and five meals:

$210 per person, double occupancy

Registration fee for August 21 only:

$30 per person, includes lunch and the full program with Debby Irving

Space is limited and will be assigned on a first come, first served basis after a deposit check guaranteeing your reservation is received.


Sunday, August 20

4:00 pm Arrival/Check-in

5:30 pm Dinner

7:00 pm Opening Worship

8:00 pm Orientation/Setting the Stage

9:00 pm Social time

Monday, August 21

7:30 am Breakfast

8:30 am Morning Worship

9:00 am First Session/Keynote: Debby Irving

"I'm a Good Person! Isn't That Enough?"

Beginner workshop to create a common foundation

10:30 am Break

10:45 am Second Session: Q&A time with Debby Irving

12:15 pm Lunch

1:15 pm Third Session

"Leveling the Playing Field: Interrupting Patterns of Power and Privilege"

Intermediate workshop

2:45 pm Break

3:00 pm Fourth Session

Continue "Leveling the Playing Field"

4:30 pm Break for the afternoon

6:00 pm Dinner

7:00 pm Evening Worship

8:00 pm Social time


Tuesday, August 22

7:30 am Breakfast

9:00 am Next steps/commitments to action

10:30 am Closing Worship

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