Diversity Circle: Cousins

What happens when a White woman, Phoebe, contacts a Black woman, Betty, saying she suspects they are connected through slavery? A surprise. Betty responds, “Hello cousin.”

Open to exploring difficult truths and sharing an admiration for Dr. Martin Luther King, they embark on a path towards reconciliation.

Each tells her dramatic story – from Betty’s experience desegregating her county’s only high school to Phoebe’s eventual question to Betty: “How do I begin to repair the harms?”

Piercingly honest.  Offers examples of reparations on a personal level.


TO ORDER BOOK: https://walnutstreetbooks.com/titles/cousins/

All authors’ proceeds from sales of the book are donated to the Kilby Family Scholarship Fund, which offers college scholarships to descendants of the people Phoebe’s family enslaved, including Betty’s grandchildren.

COST: Love Offering – $10 suggested – no one turned away for lack of funds. Donations go toward OCSL, speaker honorariums, and future programs. Please click the below link to donate:

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Guidance for a Spiritual Journey

Monday-Friday at Noon 

Dr. Dan Morgan was the founding minister of Guidance Church of Religious Science in Los Angeles and one of the early Afro-American Science of Mind thinkers and writers and a teacher to Rev. Michael Beckwith.

Each day we  will read from his book, Guidance For A Spiritual Journey, followed by a discussion and prayer.

Join  every Monday through Friday  at noon for a half hour of spiritual enrichment.

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Small Discussion Groups

If  you are looking for an intimate group during this time of transition in our Village, consider one of these ongoing groups.

For the Tuesday in person group, contact Practitioner Susan Brecker, sbrecker@oaklandcsl.org

For the Thursday online group, contact Practitioner Zo De Muro, zodemuro@gmail.com