Thursday, October 1, 2015

Anti-racism Day in Denton

Last June many of us attended the prayer vigil at St. James AME Church in Denton and felt the strong impulse toward anti-racism work here in Denton. Please join us in that work by attending a community-wide “Anti-Racism Day” on Saturday, October 3rd from 9am to 4pm at First United Methodist Church. Rev. Pam and others from DUUF will be attending and hoping to carry that learning and experience into some on-going work together. The event is free (with an option to purchase an $8 lunch), but please register in advance (http://umwnorthtexas.org/custompage2.php).

Event organizers shared that “the goal is to begin an in-depth conversation on race, systemic racism, and racial justice, ideally to be continued in our individual churches and communities. The day’s discussion will address specifically how the individual race of each of us has impacted each life…and review the key racial justice issues in our communities. Consider these topics as you prepare for a day of candid introspection and evaluation and ensuing positive actions.”

Please join us at that workshop on Saturday, October 3rd at First United Methodist Church in Denton and in our work to heal our communities.