January 20, 2015
Invitation to People of Color in the San Francisco Zen Center Community

This letter is an invitation to attend a meeting for people of color (POC) in the San Francisco Zen Center community. This is a follow-up to a meeting held on September 17, 2014 at City Center, which was facilitated by Phil Hutchings, and an earlier meeting with Arinna Weisman, who has been working with SFZC on building an inclusive sangha.

Those who attended the September meeting expressed an interest in meeting again with Phil and Arinna. Arinna has been doing assessments with residents and staff at City Center, Green Gulch Farm and Tassajara, the SFZC Board and other leadership groups. The group that met with Phil expressed an interest in participating in the assessment process.

Arinna and Phil would like to meet with the POC members of the sangha and do the assessment on Monday, February 9, in the art lounge, beginning with dinner at City Center at 6:30 pm and meeting at 7 pm.

Please RSVP to Shundo David Haye at 415-354-0383 or ccdirector@sfzc.org as soon as possible.