Come & Experience a life changing
Event and Discussion
Join us for the dynamic event of the year to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. when you reserve your seating for “UNCHAINED”!
“Real freedom and healing cannot happen unless we talk about it.” - Psychiatrist Michael Lyles
SHOWING AND OPEN DISCUSSION ON
JANUARY 20, 2020
9:00 AM TO 12:00PM
RITZ THEATRE CO
915 WHITE HORSE PIKE, HADDON TOWNSHIP, NJ 08107
HIWAY 212 YORK RD
JENKINTOWN, PA 19046
healing the wounds of Generational trauma:
the black and white experience
"At the heart of racism is the religious assertion
that God made a creative mistake when He brought some people into being." -
Friedrich Otto Hertz.
In the world today, many people have experienced war, ethnic conflict, floods, car accidents, domestic abuse, or crime. Many of them have been wounded inside by these things. In America, many people have also experienced generational trauma due to our history of slavery and its repercussions. Our country and churches are becoming more divided by racial tension, injustices, and police brutality. Black and White Christians are struggling to listen and hear each other. For the people and the country to recover, both black and white people need to heal from this trauma.
Generational trauma happens when heart wounds are passed on from one generation to another within families and across communities. Society is structured to discriminate against and disadvantage certain groups while favoring others. This brings on-going trauma to every aspect of life. Our goal is to bring white and black Christians together to examine and share their own personal generational trauma within the context of American History; listen to each other’s story: the first step towards healing.
One of our participants stated “I didn’t know white Christians suffered too.” Another stated “Now I understand how slavery still impacts African American.” Another participant woman stated “Now I understand the generational trauma of domestic violence and how it has impacted my mother and me.”
Join us in participating by attending a convening session, spreading the word, joining a healing circle, or giving financially towards mobilization. Let’s be the answer! Let’s be the Body of Christ loving one another. His purpose was to create in Himself one new humanity out of the two, thus making peace, and in one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross, by which He put to death their hostility." Ephesians 2:14-16