Our August 2021 Give-Away-the-Plate recipient Shreveport YWCA’s Dialogue on Race program in memory of Thomas Ratcliff.
Dialogue on Race is a program of structured weekly conversations in small groups of 10-15 people under the guidance of two trained facilitators who endeavor to create a safe environment for open and honest dialogue on specific questions around the issue of race.
Many of our members have been through the program and several are facilitators.
We dedicate our gift to the memory of Thomas Ratcliff who grew up in our church and was tragically killed in an apartment fire on 25 June 2021.
John Ratcliff (father of Thomas Ratcliff) is a Dialogue on Race facilitator.
John and his wife Joy have designated Dialogue on Race as one of the causes that would best honor Thomas’s memory.
Two ways to donate:
Online — Go to our donation site using this link. If you are paying your pledge, select “2021 Pledges” and enter that amount for your pledge contribution. Then select “Collection Plate” to give the amount you would like to give to Dialogue on Race. All online collection plate contributions for the month of August 2021 will go to Dialogue on Race.
Offline — Please send your give away the plate contribution checks to All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 9449 Ellerbe Road, Shreveport LA 71106. Please put “Dialogue on Race” on the memo line of the check if you want to have 100% of this check go to Dialogue on Race. If you want less than 100% of the check to go to Dialogue on Race, please put the amount you want going to Dialogue on Race on the memo line.