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Changing Systems, Changing Ourselves (Group Homework Session)

2nd Tuesday, February - June, 2020, 7:30 - 9 pm


  • Library
Dianne Seiffert

Explore ways to offer grounded solidarity without reproducing oppressive practices by joining Changing Systems, Changing Ourselves: Anti-Racist Practice for Sanctuary, Accompaniment, and Resistance. This NEW eCourse starts at Cedar Lane on Tuesday, January 28 and supports our social justice commitment to Immigrant Justice.

About the eCourse:

  • This national FREE interactive eCourse will support us as individuals and groups to learn, reflect, and act more deeply together for social change.
  • It is appropriate for both newcomers and experienced participants in immigrant justice action and course participants in its highly rated 2018 test offering which is now updated and refined.
  • Topics will include anti-Blackness and immigrant justice, criminalization and the place of immigration detention in the prison industrial complex, and on-the-ground case studies of accompaniment as anti-racist practice.
  • There will also be caucus spaces for white participants and participants of color.

Members in our partner congregations are encouraged to join Cedar Laners in this course.

Learn more about the course and register*.

Course Schedule:

  • 5 group eSessions - 4th Tuesdays, January - May. 7:30 – 9:30 pm, Library (videos start at 8 pm)
  • 5 group homework sessions – 2nd Tuesdays, Feb - June. 7:30 – 9 pm, Library

This course is a collaboration by leading national faith and advocacy organizations: American Friends Service Committee, Unitarian Universalist Association, Church World Service, and Freedom for Immigrants.

*Register by writing "Cedar Lane" where it says "Group Name" on the registration webpage. After you have registered via the link, you will receive an email acknowledgement from At that point, please email Cedar Lane course coordinator Dianne Seiffert at so we know that you have joined our Cedar Lane group.