Discuss The Roots Of Racism With Program Tonight At Quad-Cities’ Metropolitan Community Church
Three sessions of facilitated discussions on the root causes of racism will begin Monday at 7 p.m., hosted online by Metropolitan Community Church of the Quad Cities.
Our goal is to guide groups to intertwine faith and justice for sustainable long-term collective action and accountability. We will be meeting at 7 pm. Each session is 90 minutes long.
The first is focused on relationship building and identity exploration. We ask questions about the parts of our identity that are most salient to us, the experiences that inform how we think about the world and our relationship with privilege and oppression. The second is focused on understanding white supremacy culture and how pervasive it is. We discuss implicit bias and overt/covert characteristics of white supremacy culture that perpetuate racism and oppression.
The final session has a theme of “discipleship costs” and asks what are we willing to sacrifice to create a more just world? We discuss the difference between charity & justice.
Here is a pre-session survey for you to fill out: https://forms.gle/k6dHsMmjn9JsVpCcA