DISMANTLING RACISM Town Hall Discussions in August
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The work of dismantling racism is not new; now more than ever we need to be reminded of the work that has moved us to today’s reality—and to name where we still need to go.
First, join us on Wednesday, August 19, 2020, as we listen to four leaders in the movement discuss their experiences in confronting racism. These leaders will name the parallels and distinctions between their historical work and how today’s anti-racism and anti-oppression movements are different, as well as their insights about the church’s role in this work, where the church must lead the prophetic call to justice and the tension between different approaches to this work. Moderator Erin Hawkins will lead the conversation.
Next, Don't miss our conversation with a panel of young United Methodist leaders on Wednesday, August 26, 2020. They will discuss strategies for changing the world and encouragement for partners in this work. Our hope is that this Town Hall series will help equip the United Methodist Church as we engage in our anti-racism work across the Connection.
Seasoned Leaders: Wed, August 19
The work of dismantling racism is not new; now more than ever we need to be reminded of the work that has moved us to today’s reality—and to name where we still need to go. Four United Methodist leaders in the civil rights movement will answer your questions about their experiences in confronting racism and the church’s role in this work. Join panelists James Lawson, Joel N. Martinez, Sue Thrasher, and Clara Ester for their insights.
Emerging Leaders: Wed, August 26
A panel of young United Methodist leaders will discuss their strategies for changing the world and their encouragement for partners in this work. They will respond to your questions about their vision for how to take action with intention and how the Church can draw from the wisdom of the past and hope for the future. Join panelists Ann Jacob, Theon Johnson III, Andres De Arco, and Katelin Hansen for this important conversation.
August 19: Denominational Town Hall, 10 a.m. PT (General Commission on Religion and Race)