Beloved Community Lecture
Sunday, Aug. 22, 2-4 p.m. Crail Hall and Online
Rob Corcoran is the author of Trustbuilding: An Honest Conversation on Race, Reconciliation, and Responsibility. Rob is a trainer, facilitator, writer, and racial healing practitioner. Before moving to Austin Rob lived in Richmond, Virginia, site of the nation’s largest interstate slave market and capital of the Confederacy during the American Civil War. Over three decades his team built a diverse network engaging all sectors and developed a nationally recognized model for dialogue, racial healing and partnership building. His presentation will provide an overview to the basic principles of his approach regarding racial healing. This lecture is presented by St. David’s Beloved Community and participation is open to all.
Creating space for change in our communities is an art in which we are all learners. It requires skills of the head as well as the heart. Through inclusive dialogue we can hear each other’s stories and invite others to share our journey. In acknowledging painful history we can move toward understanding, shared responsibility, and ultimately forgiveness and reconciliation.
– Rob Corcoran, 2017 National Civic Review