You’re invited to join our conversations on race, as we work towards developing an action plan to fight systemic racism in our community.
Join the First Presbyterian Congregation of Fort Wayne and the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fort Wayne for Sacred Conversations About Race. The reason for the conversations is simple: to bring a community in need of understanding, healing and great systemic change together. The interfaith curriculum we’re using as a template was written after Michael Brown was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson (St. Louis), MO in 2014. Our hope is to understand the plight of others, have everyone’s voices heard, and work towards an undivided community through the work of justice.
These conversations will be held on Wednesdays from August 26-September 23, 6:30-8:30pm at Lakeside Park, pavilion #2 (near the rose garden on Vermont Ave.). People are asked to bring a chair; safety measures, including wearing masks and maintaining physical distance, will be observed.
The first two sessions focus on the issues and implications that prejudice, power and privilege have on issues of race and racism. The second two sessions expose racist systems as racist, and the impact of our own stories on those systems. The final session focuses on developing an action plan. Everyone is invited to attend. Space is limited.