Racism in the Catholic Church
with Sr. Irma Dillard, RSCJ

Join us as we kick off Black History Month with Sr. Irma Dillard, RSCJ. To celebrate, we are hosting two events - a workshop on Saturday and a special liturgy on Sunday where Sr. Irma will be our guest homilist. Both events will have an online option, although we encourage you to join us in person if able to get the full experience of Sr. Irma's dynamic personality and wisdom. Masks are required for everyone attending in-person.

Saturday, February 5, 2022   -  10am to noon:
History of Institutional-Structural-Systemic Racial Injustice in our U.S. Catholic Church

Tired of Talking! What if White People Ended Racism!

Today our country is divided. Our Church is divided.

2020 was a tumultuous year that saw the onset of a deadly pandemic,
widespread protests over systemic racism,
the rise of white supremacy—and a deeply contentious election!


Where is our Church?


How has racism impacted your life now that our world has been turned topsy-turvy?


2021 was a continuation of 2020 due to the Delta variant and now the Omicron variant.

The justice system saw a small change in delivering justice to POC.

More demonstrations took place. More division occurred.

There is no returning back to normal.

There is no blue-print/plan for how to deal with what is happening in our country and in our world.


Where is the gospel?

Sunday, February 6, 2022   -  5pm: Sunday Mass

featuring Sr. Irma Dillard, RSCJ as Guest Homilist

For information on Covid-19 precautions and to register for Saturday's workshop, scroll down.

Sr. Irma L. Dillard, RSCJ

Irma Dillard, RSCJ is a social activist dedicated to educating and empowering the voiceless to find their voices and take direct action for justice.  She is a Change Management Consultant working with not-for-profits, unions, and parishes. With degrees in psychology and counseling, religious studies, and communications, Sister Irma has spent 40 years working with youth and their families, including juvenile offender programs, single mothers’ support groups, and serving three San Francisco parishes doing staff development, diversity training, and facilitating staff and parish retreats.  Sister Irma has been and continues to be with the people in the streets, participating in Black Lives Matter, DC Women’s March, Fight for $15, Poor People’s Campaign, Rise for Climate, People’s Townhall SF, DACA/Dreamers and No Ban, No Wall. She is a leader in her religious congregation’s reparations to the descendants of the estimated 150 persons enslaved by her religious order in Louisiana.

covid-19 precautions

During this time of pandemic, masks are required for everyone on our campus. We are continually monitoring the local case rates. At this time, given local public health predictions, we expect this event to go on as planned - primarily in-person with an online option for those who cannot attend in person. We ask that all in-person attendees be fully vaccinated.



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