This training event offers both the introductory level session and the next-level session for those who have attended the basic training before.
In the entry level Anti-racism training attendees will learn to:
Name and understand key terms/concepts related to racism
Describe current and historic examples of institutional racism, white privilege, civil and human rights in the U.S.
Explore and articulate biblical foundations for justice ministry
Engage in informed dialogue about current issues of racism and work toward reconciliation in the U.S. and in local communities
Begin to develop personal and community-based “Next Steps” to address systemic racism in participants’ own communities.
The second level assumes understanding of all the introductory material and focuses on community organizing toward racial justice.
The fee is $50 for either track, which includes lunch and all distributed materials.
Plan to arrive and check in by 8:45am so training can begin promptly at 9:00.
Check-in opens at 8:15am.
Effective January 1, 2017, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Mid-America's Regional Commission on the Order of Ministry added to its continuing education policy the requirement of an approved Pro-Reconciliation/Anti-Racism training course every three years. This policy change is to underscore the Region's commitment tot he identity of the Disciples as a movement for wholeness in a fragmented world.