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Our next session of Courageous Conversations for our Community: How to Be an Anti-Racist in Arlington will be held on Tuesday, February 23, 2021, and we will focus on our first equity topic: Criminal Justice.
DATE/TIME: Tuesday, February 23rd starting promptly at 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM; Zoom will open at 6:50 PM.
ZOOM LINK: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83509983077
PRE-WORK – To support our conversations, we highly encourage participants to do the following pre-work:
WATCH Documentary “13th” by Director Ava DuVernay (available free of charge on Netflix, or YouTube. https://youtu.be/1WU608Z2678). This incredible documentary explores the intersection of race, justice, and mass incarceration in the United States to provide the critical context and racist origins of today’s criminal justice system.
READ Chapter 6 BODY. How to Be an AntiRacist by Ibram X Kendi. Currently available to borrow as eBook or audiobook at https://library.arlingtonva.us. Uncovers the damage caused by “bodily racism”, the increasing criminalization of Black bodies—or, more specifically, the perpetuation of racist stereotypes against Black people that project the image of criminality onto them, and misdirects the true cause of violent crime: unemployment and poverty.
Our conversations and reflection will be guided by our shared faith. We believe that faith-based racial equity conversations have the potential to build important community connections which can lead to action and impact. If you have any questions or are not able to join, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you so much for your active participation and we look forward to seeing you next week.
Yours in Faith,
Rev. Kathy Dwyer, Senior Pastor
Rock Spring Congregational United Church of Christ
5010 Little Falls Road, Arlington, Virginia 22207| rockspringucc.org
Rev. DeLishia A. Davis, Lead Pastor
Calloway United Methodist Church
5000 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA 22207 | www.callowaychurch.org
About the Program: Courageous Conversations for our Community: How to Be an Anti-Racist in Arlington, is a 6-month program where the two faith communities, Rock Spring UCC and Calloway United Methodist Church, come together every month to listen/learn/activate on racial equity issues in our community.