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Courageous Conversations: Befriending Radical Disagreement

October 13, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

How can friendships open our minds and expand our thinking? When Matthew Stevenson invited white nationalist R. Derek Black to Shabbat dinner, it set Derek on a transformative path toward unlearning his beliefs. The rest is chronicled in the book Rising Out of Hatred: The Awakening of a Former White Nationalist. What can we learn from their inspiring story? Join hosts Reverend Dr. Zina Jacque and Jessica Green to welcome Derek & Matthew to Courageous Conversations at Barrington’s White House.

  • Seating is limited. Virtual access available.
  • Virtual instructions will be emailed prior to each session.
  • Doors open 6:30 p.m. Program begins at 7:00 p.m.
  • Tickets: $25 per session.
  • Fall Season Pass: $90.
  • ASL interpreting available upon request. Email us here.

Presented in partnership with the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center

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Courageous Conversations is presented by Urban Consulate with Barrington’s White House and made possible by your ticket purchase and generous support from Barrington Area Community Foundation, BMO Wealth Management, Jessica & Dominic Green, Kim Duchossois, Tyler & Danielle Lenczuk, Cobey & Erich Struckmeyer, Young Chung, Susan & Rich Padula, Carol & David Nelson, Dennis Barsema, and Julie Kanak & Mike Rigali. To learn more, visit


October 13, 2021
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Barrington’s White House
(224) 512-4066




Barrington’s White House
145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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