‘Vital Conversations’ begins Oct. 28

The General Commission on Religion & Race (GCORR) is announces an interactive video series, “Vital Conversations on Today's Realities of Race & Racism,” will premiere Wednesday, Oct. 28, at 9 p.m. EDT on gcorr.org.

Dr. Robin DiAngelo

DiAngelo

The series begins with anti-racist educator Dr. Robin DiAngelo's "Misunderstanding of Racism." DiAngelo is an associate professor of education at Westfield State University; director of Equity for Senior Services, Seattle/King County; and author of What Does it Mean to Be White? Developing White Racial Literacy. More about her is available at robindiangelo.com.

In coming months, GCORR will host more live videos with speakers such as Dr. Miguel De La Torre, professor of Social Ethics and Latino/a Studies at the Iliff School of Theology in Denver; Dr. David Anderson Hooker, a trainer and workshop leader in bias reduction and diversity management; and Dr. Pamela Lightsey, associate dean and clinical assistant professor at Boston University School of Theology.

Connect 3 areas

Vital conversations connect the three areas of GCORR's Ministry Model — institutional equity, vital conversations and intercultural competency — with the lived experiences of people around the world.

Through these conversations, you are invited to engage in conversations about the things that divide and challenge us to live authentically in relationship with one another among our differences.

Editor's note: The General Commission on Religion & Race wants to build the capacity of The United Methodist Church to be more relevant to more people, younger people, and more diverse people i to nurture disciples of Jesus Christ who will transform the world for the better. Its ministry model provides resources for congregations and church leaders to increase intercultural competency, institutional equity and vital conversations.

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