RACE: The POWER of an Illusion

RACE: The POWER of an Illusion

January 05, 2017

RACE:  The POWER of an ILLUSION

RACIAL EQUITY AWARENESS

LEARNING EXCHANGES

     

WHY

  • Jesus calls us to love God and love neighbor.
  • Racial justice is an ongoing focus of United Methodist Women mission work.
  • We are called to live out the Charter for Racial Justice in our communities.
  • Racial disproportionality and disparity occur in Iowa.

WHAT      

  • RACE: The POWER of an ILLUSION (RPI) is a one-day guided educational experience that brings people from various backgrounds together to begin “courageous conversations” as they explore  intersections of race, equity, and child welfare guided by trained facilitators using a variety of resources.

TIME        

  • 8:45 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. on a weekday       

COST       

  • Learning Exchange is FREE!  PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED &  LIMITED TO THE FIRST 35 TO CONTACT RITA CARTER!
  • There will be a free-will donation for lunch (or bring your own).

WHO

Faith community pastors, staff & members; foster parents, child advocates & professionals; interested community members. (0.5 UMC CEUs, SW CEUs, & foster parent credit hours available.)

WHEN & WHERE

During 2017 in at least four Iowa locations!

SPONSORED BY 

  • Iowa Conference United Methodist Women in cooperation with the Iowa Department of Human Services

CO-SPONSORED BY  

  • Iowa Chapter-Methodist Federation for Social Action, Southeast District (UMC) Latino Task Force, Iowa Conference UMC Board of Church and Society, Iowa Conference UMC Commission on Religion & Race, AFSC—Immigrant Justice Program,

Contact Rita Carter, ritaac@mchsi.com or 515-979-0605 for questions/reservations.


Contacting us

The Iowa Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church
2301 Rittenhouse St. Des Moines, IA 50321 | (515) 974-8900 | communications@iaumc.org