October 14-15 at St. John’s, Grand Haven

The Dismantling Racism Task Force will sponsor an opportunity for members of the Episcopal Dioceses of Eastern and Western Michigan to participate in a two-day intensive offered by CORE (Congregations Organizing for Racial Equity).

The training, titled “Understanding Racism” covers the many facets of racism, from its origins to its outward manifestations. It explores scripture, definitions of racism, and common language, and encourages participants to look inward at their biases, as well as outward at the institutions and locations in which they live, work, and worship. This particular offering will be contextualized for an Episcopal audience.

For Western Michigan participants – this training satisfies the requirements under Level 1 and Level 2 of the diocesan dismantling racism policy.

Please read below for details about cost and registration, including an option for overnight accommodations.

We are anticipating an additional training opportunity to be held in a northern location sometime next Spring.

Photo: Eastern and Western Michigan participants during last Spring’s CORE Training in Grand Rapids.


October 14-15, 2022

St. John’s Episcopal Church
524 Washington Ave
Grand Haven, MI 49417

The program takes place from 7-9pm on Friday, the 14th and from 9-4pm on Saturday, the 15th.


The cost to participate has been subsidized to $20/person for the two-day training, which includes lunch provided on Saturday.

(This event is made possible by the Dismantling Racism Task Force. The typical cost to attend a CORE training is $200 per person.)

The training is open to all in the Dioceses of Eastern and Western Michigan. Space is limited to 40 participants. We will maintain a waiting list to fill extra spots, should they open.

We have a small block of rooms available at the Best Western Beacon Inn, for participants at a reduced rate of $180/night. To reserve, please call 616-842-4720 and give them the group name, “EDWM-Core.” The deadline to reserve rooms under this block is September 14th.

The deadline to submit your registration for the training is October 10th.