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Anti-Racism Educational Event for Rostered and Lay Leaders Part 3

February 8 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


“Having Helpful Conversations about Race in the Church”

Anti-Racism Training for Rostered and Lay Leaders” (Connections)

Registration Fee is $15* which includes lunch and materials.

(Some scholarships are available)

*Registration fee may be paid on-site in cash or by check. Checks ($15) should be made out to “SEPA-ELCA” and on the memo line, write “Anti-racism” as well as participant’s full name. Pre-payment checks should be mailed to Ms. Mercedes Lee, Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod, ELCA, 7241 Germantown Avenue, Wiedemann Center, Philadelphia, PA 19119.

This is the third in a series of four anti-racism educational events based on a model produced by WELCA. Participants are asked to bring humility, curiosity and courage as we together enter the conversation.

The curriculum involves four events covering the following areas:

Part 1 (Context) addresses gaps in what we have learned of our nation’s history, describing events which have deeply affected people of color but which often go untold. (9/21/2019)

Part 2 (Context) continues with the history of racism in the United States after slavery was abolished, describing how assumptions harmful to people of color have become embedded in attitudes and institutions and continue to affect them today (11/16/2019)

Part 3 (Connection) examines how our (mis)perceptions of others can be due to a lack of connectiveness. How can individuals, especially Lutherans, understand each other’s circumstances and life experiences in order to connect? (scheduled for 2020)

 Part 4 (Conversation) will provide ways to begin the conversation of race in the church with a goal of becomingeffective advocates for racial justice.(scheduled for 2020).

Deadline for registration is Friday, January 31. Register by sending an email to antiracism@sepa.org



February 8
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The Brossman Center at ULS
7301 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19119 United States
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