Frank and Suzanne,
Thank you, this is a very interesting proposition. Could you clarify your
proposal a bit more before we start asking for participants?
1. Would this be a facilitated discussion or a more formal presentation
allowing for questions and discussion afterwards?
2. How long do you anticipate a session would run? Alternatively, is one
session enough to enlighten us old guys?
3. Is this something we could do in a weekday morning or afternoon
From: dsp-ea-general-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <dsp-ea-general-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Behalf Of Frank Lewis
Sent: February 22, 2021 9:42 AM
Subject: A Kairos Moment
Kairos (Ancient Greek: καιρός) is an Ancient Greek word meaning the right,
critical, or opportune moment. The ancient Greeks had two words for time:
chronos (χρόνος) and kairos. The former refers to chronological or sequential
time, while the latter signifies a proper or opportune time for action.
Brothers I think we have arrived at a place of important conversation. Yes we
are blessed with fine educations. Yes we have poked the bear with a topic that
is front and centre...'racism'.
Taking from the Wikipedia meaning of KAIROS, this maybe 'a proper or opportune
time for action'.
My partner is a consultant in the adult education field. She has participated
in multicultural groups as participant and coordinator. As well much of her
work is as a First Nations education facilitator in Treaty 8 and the unceded
territories in B.C.
In my sharing this wonderful brouhaha with Suzanne our discussion evolved to a
wider perspective...racism. Perhaps a 180 is needed here. We people of white
privilege* have an opportunity to understand our racism.
So what action can be taken Brothers? If there is an interest, Suzanne is
willing to undertake a ZOOM or WEBEX faciltative conversation on white
privilege and our specific role in racism.
I would ask Bob Thomlinson to be the point person (I.e. gatherer of names of
those who would find this opportunity helpful AND whether a day or evening
session would be preferred) BTW Suzanne has the technology to make this work.
* Brother Mike Hart our black brother would be a wonderful addition. However I
understand we don't have a link to Mike.
Frank and Suzanne