Anti-Racism Action Plan

Join Our 21 Day Racial Equity & Social Justice Challenge

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Join Weekly “Check in Sessions” on our 21 Day Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge

The 21 days will be spread over five weeks.  Do one each day; five per week.  Each day’s challenge has two or three options.  Takes no more than 15-20 minutes per day.

Participate in a weekly “check in” via Zoom.  These are scheduled for 7 PM on Wednesdays 7/22, 7/29, 8/5, 8/12, 8/19

Join Zoom Meeting  –  7-8 PM for any Wednesday 7/22, 7/29, 8/5, 8/12, 8/19

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89424622109?pwd=a1FScW9QSDVNMUwxbVMwck1KZlVEdz09

Meeting ID: 894 2462 2109                    Password: Blessed

Alternative         Dial +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)     Meeting ID: 894 2462 2109       Password: 8668338

A list of selected print and video resources has been compiled and will be updated weekly.

Background

While in the past CCB has actively addressed issues of social justice and racism through book studies, small group training and workshops, the group felt that now is the time to embrace a more comprehensive program that begins by confronting our own attitudes and feelings (reaching in) before engaging in activities that engage us with the broader metropolitan Detroit community (reaching out).

Reaching in:

In July and August, we propose the following:

Continue social hour comma conversations.  We believe that these will continue to engage participants in much needed reflections embracing anti-racism individually and collectively.

Invite members to participate in the 21 Day Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge originated nationally by the YWCA.  Chris Hiner brought this to our attention and the committee felt that it could greatly enhance our commitment to reach in.  We will preview this project during the Comma Conversation Zoom on Sunday, July 12.  Assuming there is interest, Zoom meetings will be scheduled each week for five weeks to review progress on the challenge.

Reaching out:

Perhaps as early as September we can move beyond our internal work.

Partner with another congregation to implement the Bridges Project, as experienced by Pastor Louise

Sponsor an interracial “town hall” either in person or via Zoom.

Go beyond our comfort zone to become involved with organizations such as the Detroit Metropolitan Women’s’ Organization, DMA Social Justice, the Poor People’s Campaign, etc.

Participate in intergenerational service projects in Detroit or Pontiac.

The Cross and the Lynching Tree: A Requiem for Ahmaud Arbery

Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III – Pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ, Chicago, Illinois

Link to the sermon.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6985UG0Z3k&feature=youtu.be

Pastor Moss delivers a sermon for a time such as this as he delivers a sermonic movie, preaching a requiem for Ahmaud Arbery – “A young man just shy of his 26th birthday stepped out into the sun and ran for the final time upon this earth . . .”y