Upcoming Events

Zoom Drop-In Call

May 24 at 7:30 p.m EST

 Connect with others, pray together, consider next steps, share resources. Open to everyone on the journey to racial justice from newcomers and long-time movers. Advance registration required at https://bit.ly/DropInGathering

Webinar series:
Building an Anti-Racism Team: Next Faithful Steps*

Three sessions:

September 7, October 5, November 2

4:30 – 6:00 PM PST

This 3 event series is a follow-up to the ELCA European Descent Lutheran Association for Racial Justice (EDLARJ) webinar How to Build a Congregation, Synod and/or Campus Anti-Racism team. As with any team, having shared goals is really important for doing effective work. The team should decide what their function will be by identifying their goals. Each racial justice team is unique to a specific congregation and community context. The goals of the team should be defined keeping that in mind. The main areas that a team focuses on falls into three areas: internal team goals, congregational goals, and community goals.

 

Hosted by: The ELCA European Descent Lutheran Association for Racial Justice (EDLARJ)

 

Audience/For whom: Anybody in the ELCA, specifically interested in connecting with other folks building or working at a synod, campus or congregational anti-racist team.

 

Register in advance https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZckdOyqpzgiHddA6usF4rGRm6lMlGYlIAP8 

 Facebook event:  https://www.facebook.com/events/944572272926787/944572882926726/

 

September 7, 4:30 – 6 pm Pacific time: Internal Team Goals

Team goals are generally focused on one or more of the following:

• leadership development of team members – trainings, etc.• cultural competency work as individuals and a team• intentionally examining personal unconscious biases

 

October 5, 4:30 – 6 pm Pacific time: Congregational Goals

Congregational goals involve the whole congregation and are usually focused on one or more of the following:• hosting educational events (i.e. movie nights and discussions, book studies, etc.)• Writing (and then getting the congregation to pass) a Racial Justice Mission Statement-Examining the culture of the congregation

 

November 2, 4:30 – 6 pm Pacific time: Community Goals

Community goals put the internal pieces into action with goals like:• connecting with local diverse community organizations or congregations in partnership• engaging in local organizing and advocacy work that is meaningful to racially marginalized communities• simply being present, active listeners to the voices of leaders of color in your context

 

* We thank and acknowledge the wisdom, experience and knowledge that Brenda Blackhawk put into creating this resource. She has offered it to us to use for our benefit. Our work will be better and stronger because of this resource…we acknowledge that as white-bodied people we cannot do this anti-racism work without siblings of color and culture.  Please  donate if you use this resource. 

 


Past Events

Come get your cousins

A moderated conversation for white people on having difficult conversations online

Online conversations have been difficult for years, and they are only getting more so as we get closer to the election. How can we effectively engage people we disagree with online? How can we use our social media conversations to dismantle white supremacy?

Rev. Kelly France will engage Very Online People Rev. Elizabeth Rawlings and Elle Dowd in a conversation about effective techniques for online conversations, evaluating if you even should jump in, and when to walk away. 

This event occured on October 27, 2020. If you missed it, would like to view it again, or wish to share it, you can watch it on our YouTube channel by clicking this button below: