Beyond the Crossing

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This 10-week series aims to raise consciousness about the history and pathology of racism and help heal racism in individuals, communities, and institutions in Madison. We work cooperatively to educate ourselves about the disease of racism through facilitated and voluntary sharing.

Please come with an open mind and open heart.


Fall 2019 Series

Mondays, September 16th – November 18th, 2019

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm. Space is limited.

The series will be held at the Urban League of Greater Madison
2222 S Park Street, #227, Madison

Open to all regardless of race/ethnicity/religion/
political affiliations/sexual orientation/ gender expression
Minimum age of 16 years old

A ten week commitment is required for full understanding and impact.

Please wait for the Spring 2020 series if you believe
you may miss more than two sessions.
Registration Fee $50.00 — Scholarships are available
For more scholarship information, please email

Registration payment will be accepted once your enrollment is confirmed.
(Please wait for more information regarding registration payment.)
Suggested readings for series preparation: 

Racial Healing by Newkirk and Rutstein

Uprooting Racism by Kivel
Just Mercy by Stephenson
New Jim Crow by Alexander
Between the World and Me by Coates
An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States by Dunbar-Ortiz
Everyday Antiracism by Pollock
Never Say Nigger Again by Burton


MOVIE NIGHTS: In addition to the 10 week series, we offer occasional movie nights to increase dialogue and conversation about racism and oppression. You may attend any of these movie nights even if you are not attending the 10 week session.

September 25, 2019 – 6 to 9 pm – Urban League, Evjue Room A & B (101/102)
October 17, 2019 – 6 to 9 pm – Urban League, Evjue Room A & B (101/102)
November 15, 2019 – 6 to 9 pm – Urban League, Multipurpose Room (227)

FACE TO FACE SPECIAL SATURDAY: A Saturday session is offered to engage with each other through film viewing and Face to Face exercises. This special Saturday is open to everyone. You may register and attend this face to face session even if you are not attending the 10 week session. To register for the Saturday session, please email

Saturday, October 5, 2019 – 10 am to 4 pm – Goodman Community Center, 149 Waubesa Street



To Register, click here

For more information, contact the Institutes facilitators at
Phone: 608-251-0776
Address: 2809 Commercial Ave. Madison, WI 53704



Please stay tuned for the Spring 2020 series!


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If you have questions or concerns please email



American Baptist
Global Mission Opportunities

Summer US opportunities

Bridges of Hope is a global initiative that aims to open lines of communication by encouraging intercultural understanding between Arab and American college students both at home and abroad. In partnership with the Clinton Global Initiative and Bright Stars of Bethlehem, join the international network of student leaders who are bridging the gap between Americans and our Arab neighbors.  Bridges of Hope provides you with opportunities to build life-long relationships, study abroad, obtain internships abroad, be a Clinton Global Initiative representative, attend annual networking and motivational conferences and so much more!

Slow Food UW
Meets in the lower level of the Crossing
Serves during the semesters (closed during breaks and summer)
Monday Family Dinner Nights 6:30 pm
Wednesday Cafe. 11:30 – 2:00
For more information


UCC Young Adult Service Communities

Have you just graduated from college, and aren’t sure what’s next? Have you been working for a few years, but just don’t feel like you’re changing the world? The UCC Young Adult Service Communities need you. Ages 21-35. Openings in Seattle, WA; Carlsbad, CA; Philadelphia, PA. Housing, food stipend, health insurance provided. Americorps education grants are available for positions in direct social service. Read more about the UCC Young Adult Service Communities here.


City Wide Christian Fellowship Group for LGBT Singles.

We lend support to each other, socialize together and pray with one another.

Second and Fourth Sundays of the month at 7:00pm
The First Baptist Church 518 N Franklin Ave. (Just off University Ave near Qdoba) Please park and enter in the back .

Contact: Rhianna Tibbetts email:


Benedictine Women of Madison

Benedictine Women of Madison offers unique opportunities for single, Christian women
to experience the rhythm and balance of community life in our ecumenical Benedictine monastery and to take that experience back into their daily life.
Upcoming opportunities for single, Christian women include:

Benedictine Sojourner
6-12 month experience
dates arranged on request


5 “Habits of the Heart” for Personal & Political Wellbeing Online Workshop — Led by author, Parker Palmer

If I am not for myself, who is for me? If I am only for myself, what am I? If not now, when? – Hillel the Elder

Many of us are committed to ongoing personal growth, but not in a way that makes us self-centered and self-absorbed. We are equally committed to the common good. We know that a life well-lived includes caring for self and caring about the needs of others.  In this workshop we’ll revisit the old adage, “The personal is political.” We’ll focus on developing five habits of the heart that enhance our own wellbeing and our capacity to help create a world that works for everyone. The five habits are:

1. An understanding that we are all in this together
2. An appreciation of the value of “otherness.”
3. An ability to hold tension in life-giving ways.
4. A sense of personal voice and agency.
5. A capacity to create community.

Dates & Timing: You can watch workshop videos and participate online at any time that fits your schedule. Virtual Meetings will be coordinated by Cojourneo staff. We will do our best to accommodate a variety of meeting preferences and timezones.Creating Your Own Circle: If you’d like to create your own private small group for your organization, colleagues or friends, please email as at and we’ll be happy to help you coordinate.