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Mark your calendar! On March 17-18, the Waller Center is hosting “What’s Next?”, a community seminar on racial justice. Friday night’s panel discussion will examine the roots of racial injustice in the United States and explore how different community organizations are working to build a more just society. Saturday’s itinerary will include training in direct action and organizing.

General admission is free and open to the public. Friday night accommodation and Saturday lunch options are available for an additional cost. A collection will be taken to help compensate participating organizations. Please register for the event at the following site:

The Waller Center is located at 1525 Waller Street at the corner of Waller and Belvedere Streets in San Francisco. Neighborhood parking is limited, so we encourage you to take public transportation, rideshare, or carpool.

The confirmed itinerary is as follows:

Friday, March 17
6:00pm Dinner on your own
7:00-7:30 Registration
7:30pm What is Racism? (panel)

  • Definition
  • Roots
  • Appearance
  • Speakers: Diane Flores (Causa Justa), Sasha Harris-Cronin (Showing Up for Racial Justice), Dale Weatherspoon (CA/NV Annual Conference Racial Justice Task Force)

8:30pm Q&A
9:00pm Small group reflection
9:30pm Closing

Saturday, March 18
8:00am Breakfast
9:00-9:55 Bible Study: Race in the Bible (Ken Schoon)
10:00-11:25am Plenary, black.seed

  • Mission/Vision
  • History

11:35-1:00pm Direct Action training & organizing
1:00pm Lunch

  • Movie clip & discussion, (Lis Worschester, Showing Up for Racial Justice)
  • Role Play (NaQuita Coates)

4:00pm Debrief and Action planning
4:30pm Dismissal

The Waller Center is a site of the Board of Camping and Retreat Ministries of The California-Nevada Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church