Big Conversation


Big Conversation

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A Civil Discussion on Racism and Privilege
In 3 Parts

All are Welcome!

The topic for the 6th Annual Big Conversation 2017 -2018 is racism and the role of white privilege in America and Southern Maryland.

This topic requires more than one Sunday to digest and understand. Therefore, this year’s Big Conversation is presented in three graduated parts, allowing all of us to look at various aspects of the national problem before we address the topic in the context of our home -Southern Maryland.

Everyone is invited and welcome to participate in all or some of the parts.


Part 1: Book Study (click the Part 1 book study  on right for more information)

Living into God’s Dream: Dismantling Racism in America by Dr. Catherine Meeks. This book study is offered in two formats: a live discussion group and an online discussion group. Both formats are open to all.

  • A Live Book Study on Sunday afternoons in the Parish Hall from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. October 8 – November 12. Each week will feature a guest discussion leader from the community. Child care is available, call the parish office 410-326-0=4948 ASAP to register your child.


  • Online Facebook Discussion on Wednesday evenings 10/ 11 to 11/15 from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. with the same guest discussion leader. You can participate from the comfort of your home with your computer.  Pre-registration is required. Join the group beginning 10/8 at
  • If you are unable to attend the Live discussion at any time on Sundays, please join the online group on Wednesday evenings.

 Part 2:   Free Screening of the Documentary/ film “13th” and Discussion

December 3rd at 2:00 p.m.

Middleham and St. Peter’s Parish Hall, Lusby, Maryland

(Click the Part 2 documentary/film on the right for more information.)

The committee hopes in establishing this background, we will all be better prepared to open our minds and hearts to a civil conversation concerning racism and privilege in our own communities with the  6th annual BIG CONVERSATION event on January 14 at 2:00 pm.

Part 3:

The 6th Annual Big Conversation 2017-2018


“I Didn’t Know… Exploring Racism and Privilege in Our Community”

January 14 from 2:00 -5 p.m.

Middleham and St. Peter’s Parish Hall, Lusby, Maryland

A civil conversation with Southern Maryland leaders and individuals and roundtable conversations – with considerable time allotted for individuals to share in small groups.