Learning Opportunities (Upcoming Events)
Racial Implications of the 2020 Elections
- Tuesday, November 10, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. EST
- Register Here for the webinar link
Tuesday was one of the most contentious and consequential elections in America's history. Certainly, this is not the way elections are supposed to occur in a nation that prides itself on the peaceful exchange of executive power and non-violent revolutions at the polls. Please join a distinguished panel for a "Just Talk/ Talk Just" biblical and theological conversation that will explore the outcome of the election and its implications for social justice, voter participation, and race relations in our nation. Sponsored by the Center for Social Justice & Reconciliation (CSJR) and the Katie Geneva Cannon Center for Womanist Leadership at Union Presbyterian Seminary.
Racial Optics: The Science of Bias
- Friday, November 13, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. EST
- Saturday, November 14, 9:00 a.m. - Noon EST
- Cost: $65
- Register Here
Please join Richmond Hill in this 2-part workshop providing an eye-opening exploration into the power and impact of implicit bias, ways to counteract those biases, and the benefit of engaging with people of diverse cultures and experiences. The combination of examining truth and awakening empathy is created to activate courageous citizenship.
The workshop is facilitated by Suzanne Haley and Jacky McCoy, founders of Changing the Lens, a community-building movement with the goal of changing the view of race and racism in America.
Coming to the Table Movie Discussion: HEARD
News reports of America's urban housing projects focus on violence, gangs, and drugs. To most Americans, public housing and urban poverty are "issues" that remain out of sight and out of mind. In HEARD, these issues take on local human faces. We'll get to know current and former residents of the City of Richmond housing projects and hear them tell their own compelling stories. We'll see how they're surviving and thriving in spite of and often because of the challenges they've had to overcome.
The film will premiere on Thursday, November 12 at 9:00pm on VPM PBS. It will air again on Sunday, November 15, 2020 at 4:00pm.