EVENT: March 4, 2017-A Building Bridges Toolkit: Connecting and Reconnecting Ourselves-Before-During-After Conflicts- Disconnects-Disunity-Divides

Come to First Saturday Reconciliation in Peace at Mt. ZARC: If you know of and/or have resources, please bring them & share them.

Willingness To Repent and To Forgive Build Bridges of Faith and Peace;

Unwillingness to Repent and To Forgive Build Walls of Fear and Pain.

Dialogue A: All *People (We, You, Me, Us, Them, They & Those), Past and Present, Are Lovable, Forgivable and Reconcilable,

Right Now, When We Know: How, Why and What It Means and Doesn’t Mean To Love, Remember, Repent and To Forgive.

Dialogue B. When you have been wronged, others have been wronged; you have wronged someone and are enemies to ourselves, each other and one another;

How is it possible to Remember, Repent, Love, Forgive and Live in Peace; Harmony; Joy; Togetherness; Grace; Mercy and Reconcile?

Dialogue C. Connecting and Reconnecting Ourselves Before-During-After Conflicts-Disconnects-Disunity-Divides

1. How Do The United States of America, Texas and The Travis County/Austin Area:

a. Remember their Race Supremacy, Race Fear, Race Terrorism Addiction;

b. Resolve Their Denial, Reluctance and Unwillingness to Repent for Constructing Legalized Slavery and Terrorism Against Slaves Then and Racism Against Descendants of Slaves Today and Non-White Communities of Color; and

c. Reconcile the Past and Present Fear and Pain Victim Impacts upon both Non-White Communities and White Communities?

2. How Do Descendants of Slaves and Non-White Communities Today:

a. Remember and Forgive The United States of America, Texas and The Travis County/ Austin Area For their Race Supremacy, Race Fear, Race Terrorism Addiction;

b. Their Denial, Reluctance and Unwillingness to Repent for Constructing Legalized Slavery and Terrorism Against Slaves Then and Racism Against Descendants of Slaves Today and Non-White Communities of Color and

c. Reconcile the Past and Present Fear and Pain Victim Impacts upon both Non-White and White Communities?

Note: Outlining Reference for Ease of Reading and Retention May (or May Not) Be Of Value

· Reference: “Loving Your Enemies”-Martin Luther King, Jr; Nobel Peace Prize Winner- http://kingencyclopedia.stanford.edu/encyclopedia/documentsentry/doc_loving_your_enemies.1.html

When: March 4, 2017; 10a.m.-12noon; Casual Dress; Free-

Where: Mt. Zion Action and Resource Center; 2951 East 14th Street Austin, Texas 78702; 512/479-9890; All are welcome-All are respected.

For Counseling, call 211; for emergencies, call 911.

Note: Afterwards, We Are Invited To Attend and Participate in the 1:30p.m.-3p.m. Austin Independent School District Town Hall at the Millennium Youth Entertainment Complex; 1156 Hargrave; Austin, Texas 78702.

Supports: Travis County/Austin Area Community Advancement Network (CAN)

Supports: City of Austin African American Resource Advisory Commission

Contact: Mike Manor, LCSW, ACSW; 512/854-9172; mike.manor@traviscountytx.gov ; Chair, Building Bridges: Brick by Brick Quality Assurance Program Administrator, Travis County Health and Human Services