Every Friday at noon
New online video story released
We are acutely aware of the devastating issues facing our neighbors who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and wanted to offer a place for them to speak, while we all listen and learn.
As we do what we can to renovate on the inside of the building and until we can invite you in to participate, we thought we could reach out to gather stories one at a time and begin to share them through video.
These stories in the Listen & Learn Lunch series are part Ted Talk, part the Moth style, part conversation, part interview.
Our first group of stories features members of the St Benedict the Moor parish, who recently rejoined the Society of St Vincent de Paul. These are folks of all ages and backgrounds and each has a fascinating story, just as every one of you do.
Future series will include the homeless we serve here at Holy Family and other groups of people who may not have an opportunity to share their stories.
We can learn so much about our neighbors when we just take a few minutes to really listen. Our differences may suddenly seem not so different and our similarities can become striking. The divide between us can be bridged through our stories and fear and confusion eased.
We hope to offer our beautiful Chapel space to the community in the future as a place to share these stories, and of course to have lunch, because food is another bridge that can cross divides and bring people together.
Someday, you will be able to bring your lunch and a friend and listen and learn here with us, but for now, we offer these videos of stories from our community.