Faith and Racial Equity: Exploring Power and Privilege

Faith & Racial Equity: Exploring Power & Privilege is an 8-session program that awakens groups to the economic systems, public policies, cultural norms, and hidden biases that empower some and oppress others. The first half of the program introduces a framework for understanding and recognizing racial disparities by looking at power and privilege and how they contribute to racial injustice.  Sessions 5-8 take a deeper dive into specific issues related to power and privilege, including affirmative action, lack of equal access to educational opportunities, disparities within the criminal justice system, and powerful biases in media representation.  Participants will explore how their faith should inform their response to their learning, as well as discern action steps for working toward racial equity in their own communities. 

Please note that “Faith and Racial Equity" is not for the faint of heart! The program is designed for participants who are willing to wrestle with hard questions and take an honest look at their own attitudes, assumptions, and choices. However, through spiritual grounding and community-building, participants find support and belonging throughout their journey to personal transformation and social action. 

Faith & Racial Equity unfolds over eight 2 ½ hour sessions, a short opening retreat and an immersion experience. Three books provide content for discussion of economic systems, public policies, cultural norms, and hidden biases that empower some and oppress others.

All sessions include: prayer and reflection; reading and discussion; dialogue and active listening; and videos/a guest speaker. 

Registration is limited to first 15 people and closes Aug. 28.   Sessions will run every Thursday evening from 6:00pm - 8:30 pm Sept. 17 through NOV. 12.

Location: All sessions will be by video conference. The link will be sent following registration Cost: Each participant will be responsible for purchasing the books used in the program.  Books can be purchased from JustFaith for $62.42 including tax and shipping. 

If you cannot afford the materials, please contact Jean Hill at for assistance.

Registration Deadline: AUGUST 28

Event Details

Event Date 09-17-2020 6:00 pm
Event End Date 09-17-2020 8:30 pm
Registration Start Date 07-28-2020 8:00 am
Capacity 14
Cut off date 08-28-2020 11:00 pm
Individual Price Participants will need to purchase reading materials
Location Video conference
We are no longer accepting registration for this event.

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